Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Today, I'm giving myself a medal.

It is a bronze one but I deserve a medal.  Let me tell you why...
  1. Did I mentioned that I sliced my left forefinger and thumb open while trying to cook on Sunday?  Yeah, no stitches, but the forefinger is still bandaged and out of commission. 
  2. It is that time.  Lady Time.  TOM.  Aunt Flo.  Menses.  Period.  Red Flag.  Japanese Flag.  Ride the white pony.  On the Rag.  High Tide.  Whatever.  Sufficiently grossed out yet?  Me too.  But as a woman, it is part of life.  For those women that "celebrate" it.  Good for you.  That ain't me.
  3. It rained all day yesterday.  It rained all night.  It is supposed to rain all morning.
I got home from Group last night (side note:  I got to see my BBF Debi which was awesome!) and packed my little bag for CrossFit in the morning.  I sat down to wind down a bit before I went to bed and checked the CrossFit Workout of the Day (WOD). 

1 Mile Time Trial

Seriously?  In the rain?  During "the time".  At 6am.  Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!  I admit.  I had a moment of brain flurry trying to figure out if there was an alternative to going.  But tonight is my Dinner night, so Jazzercise isn't an option.  And running at lunch is a stupid alternative to a one mile run in the morning.  Sigh.  Fine.

I went to bed and the child that lives above me decided to dance the watusi right above my head for the first hour.  I finally fell asleep though.  Then at 3am, the child decides to do laps around the bed upstairs.  Seriously.  I could hear it.  Around and around and around for about 5-10 minutes.  That isn't that long, but it is enough to wake me up where I couldn't fall back asleep right away.  Some where between 3:25 and 3:33 I fell back asleep.  You wanna know why I know that?  Because I saw the clock at 3:25 and then I saw it again when thunder clapped so loud I jumped.  Time on the clock then?  3:33.  Sigh.

The thunder apparently upset the kid too because there was some commotion for another 10 minutes or so.  But then it quieted down and I went to sleep.  I woke up to the TV Traffic lady talking about the weather caused wrecks.  But I threw myself out of bed and I went.  Woohoo!

I got there and there were 6 of us for the class which is an average size group for that time.  TD was training today and I would say that he has the hardest warm ups.  We rowed for 500m then did back and forths.  That is my name for them anyway.  We start at one side of the gym and make our way to the other side and back doing various things:  bear crawls, inch worms, butt kicks, high knees, high skips, broad jumps, backward lunges, forward twisting lunges, etc.  Not sure if I missed any, but there were a lot today.

Then we stretched a little and it was time for the WOD:

1:00 AMRAP Front Squats
1 Mile TT

I squatted 75# (which is why I didn't give myself a gold medal...I could and should have done more.  But I got scared, I think.) for 16 reps in the minute.  Then we immediately dropped the weights and took off running.  I was all by my lonesome, but that's okay.  I'm used to it.  I feel like I ran well, but I still think I left some out there which is why I didn't give myself a silver medal.  I finished the workout in 12:39 which means a sub 12 minute mile.  That's good, but I could have done better. 

But through all the crap, I got out there and I did it.

Then I got to work and went to the locker room to get ready.  I forgot a towel.  Seriously?  Seriously?  Do you know how annoying it is to MacGyver your way through getting ready with some paper towels and sweaty clothes?  THAT is when I decided I deserved the medal. 

Now it is all over.  I got my great workout in and I have already been busy at work this morning.  In the end, if it gets you closer to your goal, it is worth it!

I'm looking forward to dinner with my girls tonight! 



Banded Mommy (Angie) said...

Hugs to you!
I would have to give you a silver for sho!
Even a gold for the whole towel thing!
Way to go!!

Vanessa said...

EPIC Workout! I think you get the Gold!

o.c. bandster said...

I was impressed with the workout in the rain...but the no towel issue brings you up to gold!

Robyn's Nest said...

Applause, applause for the medal winner. You deserve it!

Laura Belle said...

Yes, screw the bronze!! you deserve a gold metal that glows in the dark!!! And is made of calorie free chocolate!
Great job!

Ronnie said...

No towel? Definitely a gold medal moment!

Cat said...

And this post right HERE is why you are my hero. Love ya girl.