Death by Beast
As I wrote before after a long run, my knees just didn’t hold up. In looking back, I was increasing my mileage on my long runs too much too fast. I felt like I had the cardio, but the rest of me wasn’t keeping up. The plan was to run 6’s this week and next to see how it goes. It felt great, actually. My pace was good and actually faster than my last long run.
This morning I went to the Crossfit 5am class, probably because I am a glutton for punishment. Every time I run on the day before Crossfit, I can usually count on coming in to the box and seeing some type of running included. Today was no exception.
I did the beast and into round 5 I wish I hadn’t. But I had done too much that I did not want to quit. Had to lower the weight on the KB swings down. Didn’t have much left in me to do the full RX weight. The last run my calves were extremely tight. Never had that happen before. Tried to change my stride a little and push through it. Should also note that I use the band to do pull-ups. Not quite a beast yet, but I am getting close.
I think my time for this WOD was 46 and some change. I am one of the slowest in the class. But I finished. Somewhere in the back of my mind I feel accomplished. I am not sitting on the couch wishing I could be stronger and faster. I am trying to make that happen.
This week I have had several people at Crossfit ask me if I have lost weight. Most of them do not know where I started, way back in December. They only saw me from March 31st on. I believe I have lost about 15 since joining Crossfit, but to have these people recognize that and ask me, felt really good. After that WOD, I needed at least some part of me to feel good.