Monday, July 26, 2010



Dan and I went to CrossFit Minnesota today to experience our new militaristic fitness regimen for the first time. While we were there, we got to meet Tom, who has been my internet friend for awhile, but whom I've never met IRL. (Hi, Tom!! We'll see you again soon!)

Anyway, we got into the gym, and this guy Mike told us that warm-up included two sets of the following circuit: 10 pull-ups, 10 sit-ups, 10 back extensions, 10 squats, and a quarter-mile run.

"But," I interrupted him, "I can't do a single pull-up, not even one." And it's true: I can't.

"That's okay," Mike assured me. Then he brought over a box and told me to jump up to the bar.

So, fine.

Then we did a lot of squatting and some strides, followed by a teensy little "Baseline" workout, during which I had to do push-ups on my knees and more pull-ups with the box. None of the other hardcore law enforcement and military professionals in the gym were doing these things. Neither were the high school kid and his dad.

Still, I finished it. We're going back to try it again on Wednesday at a basic class for people who need to learn how to, like, lift barbells. In the meantime, I'll be taking ibuprofen every six hours to deal with the soreness.


LH said...

This workout seems to include both vigor and rigor.

I talked to a yoga instructor yesterday and told her I
wanted the easiest yoga regimen that existed.

She said, "But you want it to incorporate wisdom, too?"

Me: Well, yes. Wisdom and ease.

Kind of the opposite of vigor and rigor.

Anonymous said...

Do Not quit blogging!!! Sorry about the slow comment response-I read everyday. You are v.funny, I mean v. funny. Laugh out loud funny.This training sounds tough. Hope the ibuprofen works!

KC said...

THANKS for the comments, friends!!

I have done yoga sometimes, and I liked it. I feel like the wisdom is just always in it.

Gina Marie said...

This workout sounds way intense.

Why do you think this challenge is so bad for comments? Mine have been low too, despite way higher traffic. Perhaps by seeing each other IRL we disrupted the harmony of the Internets?

KK said...

Crossfit sounds tough, good for you. Hope it wasn't too hard to get out of bed in the morning.