Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I AM BEOWULF!

So, after the margaritas and the french fries, I knew I really needed to hit CrossFit this morning. So my joy at actually making it out of bed, quickly turned to an oh @#$@ when I saw the board outside the door this morning. "Beowulf! Row and Run day!". I nearly turned around and walked out of the building, and had I worked out yesterday, I for sure would have. Need I really quote my other blog to tell you how much I suck at running? And after numerous back and forths with Tanya do I really need to tell everyone how much I suck at running?

So I decided to suck it up and stay. I can't even decscribe to you the horror I felt when I saw what Jerry put on the board. No warm up today. We shot straight to the chaos.

Beowulf
800 Meter Run
1000 Meter Row
25 Ring Dips
50 Chins
75 Jumping Slamballs

X2

Cardio is really rough for me to recover from, and I think this is really why rowing is such a weakness. My running ability is about the same, and so trying to come back from a run and row is really difficult. Jerry told people to partition to rounds of 5/10/15 to get through the circuit and to do 5 rounds. He also told people only do 3 round instead of the full 5 if need be. I didn't want to cheat the circuit. I did partition and did 5/10/15, but I did the full five rounds. I knew though that after my first round I wasn't going to be able to get a full second round in. Some people stayed to do another run/row, but hitting both of my weaknesses twice in one day just didn't seem fun.

This workout... wow... I don't even know if I can joke about this one... someone might want to write that down. :P That doesn't usually happen. This was just a straight up burner. I felt so unbelievably fat on that chin up bar today it's ridiculous. It literally felt like I was wearing a weight vest... but sadly I was not. Beowulf seriously put his booted foot up my arse today!

I'm feeling a little defeated today... and I'd like to think my quote today applies to more than just my work in the blue room.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. - Teddy Roosevelt

4 comments:

Jerry Hill said...

Katie,
You accomplished a lot in that workout! Feel good about what you did do...

"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

-Churchill

Kim said...

Katie - Hang in there girl! You might want to try getting your power from something other than fries. heehee. Stay strong! This Crossfitter is proud of you for not walking away!

Mr. Mirek said...

Hey, you did far more than most people there. Great work! BTW...whoever designs your workouts...kudos to them. Jerry, if that's you, I love the literary references. As an English teacher, I think works of literature truly lend themselves to workouts. I've created one called "Romeo and Juliet." I'll post it sometime in the near future.

Back to you Katie, I think it's great to see you struggling with this stuff. We all do. So welcome to the club (or kult, whichever you prefer).

Brad said...

Keep pushing!