So yesterday was my first CrossFit class. Holy moly it was one of the toughest thing I’ve ever done! It was quick 20 minute session. Yes 20 minutes doesn’t sound like a lot. Well buddy, let me tell you what I did within that 20 minutes. It was a AMRAP (as many rounds/reps as possible) and MOB (mobility) session. Sounded easy…until I found out it included 10 minutes of each exercise they wanted us to do. The first exercise? Burpees, my least favorite thing on the planet. Ugh. I did 60 burpees! 60! 6-0 and wanted to kick myself. Second exercise? Mountain climbers. It was 20 seconds of mountain climbers, rest 10 seconds. Repeated this seven more times for a total of 8 intervals, 4 minutes total exercise. The last 6 minutes were stretching. Hardcore stretching. I pulled my hip flexor, its fine now but I couldn’t get out of downward dog because the pain was so intense.
Big question is will I do it again? More than likely no. Why? I didn’t really like it. This type of exercise isn’t for me, I just couldn’t get connected. The whole thing felt like a struggle, like I had to keep talking myself into getting into it. Was I bored? A little. I’d rather do more exercises in 20 minutes than 2. I know the WOD changes everyday. Yesterday was just a short day I guess.
I do like the idea of what they are trying to get across, and there were a lot of people doing it yesterday and I could see some people who LOVED CrossFit. When I told them I run, I got a lot of responses like, “oh you might get tighter in the hips” or “you’ll be having lead legs for a while.” I don’t want to feel tired in the legs!
But the workout totally kicked my butt. For reals. I’m sore and legs are jello. Awesome.
Oh and I ran for Sherry Arnold before the workout, probably not the best plan but I’m glad I did. It was important to me, and a lot of people around the world were doing the same thing. A good 3 miles in remembrance for Sherry.
Not my best picture, I had been up for 2 minutes.
Who likes CrossFit? What’s your least favorite exercise? Mine is burpees.
Who else ran for Sherry?