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Sometimes You Just Gotta Sing
For the near future, I’m doing double workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I hit Crystal’s CrossFit Women indoor class at 5:45 a.m., then meet Dave for a run around the lake at 7:00. This two-fer thing is sort of a personal experiment. How do I feel physically? What do I have to eat to be energetic? How is my mood affected? What’s the effect on my progress?
Last week, I kinda ran out of gas on the run, so in between workouts this Tuesday, I ate half a banana chopped in pieces and mixed with a tablespoon of Sunbutter.
The beginning of the run was sluggish. I even stopped at one point, took off my headphones, and said to Dave between pants, “I don’t think I can do this.” But I wanted to try, so I re-started my watch and iPod. About 10 minutes later, I swear I felt that food kick in. My legs felt powerful, my heart was light… I just sang along to my iPod and enjoyed feeling my feet hitting the ground. I might have even passed a few people like this: vrroooommm!
Tomorrow, I’m eating an entire banana. I know! Crazy, right? A whole banana AND 1.5 tablespoons of Sunbutter. Look out world!
AND… instead of a leisurely run around the lake, Dave and I are doing a CrossFit Endurance workout: cover 1 mile doing :20 sprint/:10 recovery. It sounds like it could be really, really hard.
I like it!
Speaking of really, really hard… this is the workout Crystal threw at us on Tuesday morning. Man-makers, lovehate you so.
AMRAP 20 minutes:
- 8 man-makers, 20-lb. dumbbells
- 20 broad jumps
- 250m run
6-lb. med ball w/partner:
- 20 R tap+L tap+overhead situp
- 10 L tap
- 10 R tap
What are you doing in your training that has you excited right now? Share in comments and spread the love.