Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Well, I Was Way Off!

I got an email from my church on Friday inviting the adult ladies to a pickup volleyball game and a Crossfit class on Tuesday.  I love playing volleyball, but hadn't for a really long time so I thought this would fun.  I also decided to mostly cross train this week because I have a 6k race on Saturday so I thought the Crossfit class might be a good way to do that.

Volleyball was a blast, but I definitely need some practice.  I fell on my bum twice, got hit in the face once, and did something funky to my back when I leaned back too far to hit the ball.  At least my serves were consistently good.

At 7 ladies started showing up for the Crossfit class.  I'd never done it before and didn't know what to expect, but I really thought I would be able to keep up no problem, because hey, I can run 3.5 miles without walking.  I was so so wrong.  That class was hard!!!  Since we were in the gym at the church, we didn't have and equipment so we just used body weight.  I did pretty good with the squats, lunges, anything leg related, but when it came to push ups, planks, and other arm related exercises I came up short.  I could go with the excuse that I have a cyst in my wrist
Cyst - It's that bump at the top.

which makes it hurt to put weight on my hand when it's like this
but I modified it like this
Better, but harder.
and it got rid of the pain and I still sucked.

The whole class I was thinking, 'I should have just done the 3 mile run, it would have been so much easier,' but exercise isn't supposed to be easy.  It's supposed to push you to your limits.  This almost pushed me to mine, but I did it.  And I liked it.  I am sore today in a good way.  I used muscles that needed working.

The class is going to be every Tuesday night, and that is a scheduled run, but I think I am going to try to do both.  I know it will be hard, I know I will be tired from the run, but I also know that a push is good and that this will work my muscles rather than just cardio.

Has anyone ever done a Crossfit class?  What did you think?  Do you have any injuries that make you adjust the way you work out?


  1. Everyone is always talking about how much they love crossfit. I feel like I should give it a try. But, I don't know how I'll fit it in without giving up some other kind of exercise.

  2. Sounds awesome! The gym I joined is going to start having crossfit (along with other classes) in January so now I'll have to try it out!