I completed my very first marathon last Monday... a marathon WOD, that is.
Ok whatever it isn't the same thing. Except I'm pretty sure this 40 minute workout, 60 minutes for some people, was more intense than running a full marathon. I can certainly say it was more intense than the half marathon I ran in just over 2 hours.
So what all did this mammoth of a WOD (workout of the day to those of you who are unfamiliar with CrossFit) entail? I'm glad you ask, because I'm about to tell you!
26 Toes to Bar
26 Box Jumps (24 in. for men, 20 in. for women)
26 Kettlebell Swings (1.5 poods for men, 1 pood for women)
26 Walking Lunges
26 Sit-ups (with ab mat)
26 Air Squats
That's about 1.75 miles uphill in addition to all the strength workouts for those of you keeping track.
Now I will admit, I did not do the workout as prescribed. I did 11 Toes to Bar in the first round and finished with knees to elbows, then did knees to elbows on the second round. I also did push-ups on my knees in the second round. Annnnnd I was also having problems with my shoulder so I did only .75 pood instead of 1 pood, but scalability is what CrossFit is all about.
Nevertheless, this workout kicked my butt.
I finished first in my class with a time of 40 minutes and 15 seconds. My hubby followed me, completing the workout as prescribed (he's a rock star) in 51 minutes and 17 seconds. We both went back out on that
That's one of the things I like most about CrossFit is the camaraderie. The CrossFit gym has become like a second family. We see these people more often than we see our own families, so I suppose it makes sense. Everyone in the gym is always encouraging, never disparaging. We constantly push each other to do more, congratulate each other on our successes, and console each other on our failures. It's an atmosphere that you cannot appreciate or understand without being a part of it.
And thus I leave you with this little bit of inspiration and insight to CrossFit: