Hope everyone had a great Monday and Tuesday is off to a swimming start.
Since this is a fitness blog and all, I thought it would be a good idea to start posting my plan for weekly workouts to keep myself accountable and give a little sneak peek into what I do every week. Athena at Fitness and Feta posts her weekly workout plans and I thought this was a great way to keep myself accountable and give you a sneak peek into what I do every week. Moreover, I think it’s so much fun to see how everyone else gets their sweat on from week to week.
This week is going to present a little challenge since I’ll be on a plane most of Friday for a work trip (and on an early flight to boot) and working most of the day on Saturday. One of the other things I think you might notice is that I’ll be doing a longish run on Saturday (I’m SUPER excited that I’ll be running in NYC-no hills, at least compared to SF, sunshine and a change of scenery!!!) because I just got back to running after a bit of a hiatus and of course that means I went all in and signed up for this-
Now that I’ve given you a peek at the week ahead, I’ll take a step back and show you what I did for my workout yesterday.
Fiona woke me up I woke up bright and early on Monday so I could get in a quick 3 mile spin before work-
Much like Saturday’s 6 miler, my heart was POUNDING during the first two miles even though I wasn’t running very hard. Does this happen to anyone else when they run in the AM? I’m starting to think that I don’t really get warmed up until about two miles in, which is really unfortunate for shorter runs like this. Oh well.
On to the fun stuff. Yesterday was my first “real” CrossFit class with other people…and it was so much fun. I love that you get to buddy up and push each other to go further. Here was yesterday’s workout-
We started out with some hip openers and kettlebell swings and then found our 10 rep max for back squats.
After that we got to the meat of the workout which was 5 rounds of 3 minutes AMRAP of -
- Approx. 06 mi sprint (we sprinted to the end of our alley way and back)
- 3 kettlebell swings (I used 35 pounds)
- 5 pushups
- 7 knees to elbows
We got two minutes of rest in between each round. This workout was such a fun and super challenging! I’m quite competitive, so I really liked competing against other people and trying to beat the last round’s score (my score is the last one in the grid in the picture above). My weak point was definitely the knees to elbows-
It’s supposed to look like this-
but since I’m a newbie and this is a move that takes mastery, there was a lot of horizontal movement-so much so that one of the other girls in the class caught me when I dismounted because she was afraid I was going to fly across the room.
Regardless of my uneven bars like knees to bar technique, I loved it and my abs are feeling it.
So what are your workouts for the week? Do you plan your workouts in advance?