After completing two intense CrossFit workouts in less 24 hours, I am totally spent””but, in a good way, if that makes sense? I worked hard, pushed myself, and now my tired, sore body is ready for some much-deserved rest. Bring on Christmas!
“Xmas Back Squats”
I wasn’t planning to go to CrossFit on Friday night, but Mal somehow convinced me to go with him. We checked out the WOD online (our box posts them the night before), and it didn’t seem too bad, so we decided to go. Plus, we didn’t have anything else planned for the night, so we figured why not go?
Well, the workout ended up being a lot more challenging than we expected. We started with Floor Presses (five sets of three) where we worked up to our heaviest weight. I got up to 75 pounds, which I was pretty happy about. Then, we moved onto the WOD, which was five rounds of Back Squats where you did as many as possible in 60 seconds (and rested for two minutes after each round).
I used 65 pounds and busted out 114 squats in five minutes. My legs were on fire by the end!
This morning, Mal and I headed back to CrossFit for a special holiday-themed workout.
The Twelve Pains of CrossFit
Mal made sure to dress festively for it.
Let’s just say, “The Twelve Pains of CrossFit” was really something special.
The workout was done just like “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is sung, so we started with one quick dash and then did one quick dash and two Plyo Push-ups, and then one quick dash, two Plyo Push-ups, and three Strict Pull-ups, and so on. It was killer.
In the 30 minutes that it took me to finish the workout, I only stopped a few times to catch my breath on some of the really tough exercises. The Burpee Box Jumps at the end of the workout were ridiculously hard. Thank goodness we only had to do 22 of them!
All in all, “The Twelve Pains of CrossFit” was an awesome workout and a great way to spend Christmas Eve morning!
After CrossFit, Mal and I went to Petco and went a little nuts buying Murphy Christmas presents. ”˜Tis the season to spoil your pets rotten!
Merry Christmas, friends!