30 before 30 – Update 3*
*the one where she talks about her muscles.
It took me the better part of a week (OK, only 4 days) – but I’m finally back to my old self. Tuesday’s CrossFit workout woke my muscles from a 2 year coma. I hobbled around Wednesday and Thursday, wincing while going up and (especially) down stairs and was barely able to shift from 2nd to 3rd gear in my car.
Thursday’s workout, which I thought would be what actual death felt like, did just the trick I needed it to!
It either warmed up and stretched the right muscles, or made everything else hurt MORE. Either way, no complaints.
Thursday, OnRamp Class #2 was GOOD. We had another introduction to weight lifting -this time to the over head press and the push press.
I shocked myself and was able to press a lot more weight that I thought I could. I think I was up to 40 lbs!
Our challenge this week was excruciating. Looking back, I feel like a champ for following through and actually finishing it. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Note: I’ve had a pretty easy life.
As fast as we could, we needed to complete 3 sets of wall balls (tossing a medicine ball in the air & catching it in a squat, repeat) and burpees (drop to the ground, push-up or plank, back to standing, jump + clap, repeat). First set was 12 reps, second was 9 reps and the third set was 6 reps. When I finished the challenge at 4:44, the coach wondered if I had planned it that way… blogging at barbbarbbarb.com and all. I would have laughed at his joke but I was unable to speak, breath, talk or react.
Lung capacity aside, I am LOVING Fundy CrossFit. 4 more OnRamp sessions and I’ll be thrown to the wolves. CAN’T WAIT*!
*Although, let’s wait and see how well I can walk up and down stairs after this Tuesday’s class.
See you soon!