Thursday, October 23, 2008

Heavy running Fran... and my people watching at the globo gym...

So today was another rough one... it was ALMOST like the fourth lady this week... but not quite. Today was a heavy Fran, with a little bit of my old friend RUNNING in there. I haven't run since the half so today was going to be a good test for me to see if things have fully recovered.

Today's WOD looked like this.

800 M run
21 Thrusters
21 Chins
400 M run
15 Thrusters
15 Chins
800 M run
9 Thrusters
9 Chins
Weight-75 w 115 m
Time 28:54

Haha... yeah... this felt as bad as it looked, because not only was it a heavy Fran, it was chest to the bar chins. Sooooo basically, go do Fran, and while you're at it, run a little bit more than a mile too. Oh, and it was freakin' COLD this morning too. Fall is here, which is great, because last year we never really got fall. It was 60-70 degrees straight up through November, so I'm totally loving it. But running in that this morning was CHHIIIIIILLLLLLYYYYY! BRRR!!!

The 21 thrusters took me a hot minute, but the other two sets actually felt ok. Not great, they were still sort of slow, but they felt ok. The chins man, those took me awhile though. The chest to the bar is only a few inches but it completely changes my form and so it throws me through a loop. I can't reset so I can only do a chin or two at a time. It's a lot harder than one would think. But, I got 'er done, and actually had a time that wasn't tooooooo awful bad, so I'm ok with my sort of fourth lady this week though. :)

Now, I have to say, for those of you who don't CF with me, you have to understand how the building that we work out in is set up. We are on the second floor of a globo gym, renting space from a Jiu Jitsu facility. (this is only for a short while longer though...... wwwwwwwoooooottttt!) Anyway, the globo gym is making modifications to their back entrance where we normally come in, so now we have to walk in at the back entrance, and walk through the side of the gym.

As I was coming through this morning, I started to people watch. The crowd at the gym at zero dark thirty is an interesting one. But I just couldn't help myself. I started staring. And I saw this guy.... he was doing bicep curls on a machine, completely leaning to one side and completely doing them wrong. I really wanted to walk over, smack the dude on the forehead, tell him to sit up straight and do the reps right, and then go about my merry way. But of course, I couldn't do that, so I settled for just making a bizarre face as I walked by and shaking my head.

But then a thought hit me. I'm never going to be able to date anyone who isn't a CF'er. Seriously. I know it. I won't be able to stand it. Said man will come home, complain about work (totally respectable, work sucks sometimes) and then will talk about the "workout" he did at the gym and the protein shakes he had for breakfast and lunch. I'm therefore going to be forced to keep down my lunch, and feel the need to harm him or myself. Then I'm going to be forced to leave, well assuming that it isn't my place. If it is my place, then he'd have to leave, in what I'm assuming will probably be a big sissy mobile that will match his girlie pants really well. Ugh. Really though... how can I respect a man who thinks that bicep curls are a workout? Seriously? For cereal... The only way it would ever work is if said dude is opening to a conversion. I mean like a "Pukie is my Savior" now sort of conversion.

It will have to be an honest and real conversion of course. None of this CF two days a week and then oh, I think I'll skip CF and go to the globo gym today and eat a power bar. Nope, no way. He would have to prove himself CF Legit. Luckily for him, I have 34 ways to know if you are CF legit.... ;) LOL.... oh yes... indeed... I do have the most random thoughts sometimes... ahhhhh until manana! :)

11 comments:

Justa said...

Confession...I go to a globo gym for a variety of reasons. That being said, the setup is such that I can accomplish 99% of the WODS there. The biggest problem is that I can't drop the weights, so I have to lower them to the ground every time. I can live with that. As far as people watching...I'm the nut they all look at and wonder what the hell I'm up to!

Forts said...

I go to a goodlife and am in the same boat 'can do close to 99% of the WODS'. But I think the funniest thing is when I see one of the gym's trainers looking at me when I do kipping pull-ups for example. It is obvious that they are thinking "what is that moron doing? He has terrible form that’s not a pull-up"

The Wigan Crossfitter said...

Yup..people look at my work outs and tell me I look like a mad-man.

The other day when I went out running, I did look insane, I had on black leggings, a 'Punisher' T-shirt and a wooly hat with my shades on.

Yup..I would have crossed the road if I'd seen me coming.

Katie said...

True, they may wonder what ya'll are doing, but at least they can see that you are using proper form with your movements and you're not rounding your back while you do your deadlifts, or leaning your body sideways to make bicep curls easier... which totally defeats the purpose to begin with. Ugh.

Kevin said...

Katie, I've been reading your blog for a couple of days and I have to say that this post made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the good read.

Katie said...

Kevin, welcome! I'm always glad to have a new reader! :) I heart new readers. And COMMENTS! Man, I really love me some comments... :) LOL... thanks for reading and for posting! Glad you're enjoying my mindless musings. :)

Kim said...

Mindless girl - Once again you made me laugh! I can always count on an out loud laugh when I read your blog. Stay strong Katie - you have come a LONG way.
:)

Kim said...

Katie - I would love to read your other blog.
kimberleysaxton@yahoo.com

Adrienne said...

Ohh Katie.. I can SO identify.. I was at work the other day showing some of my new coworkers our workouts. Then this guy, who I used to think might be cute, asked me why I didn't do curls.. I just stared at him blankly.

Then I said, [insert name here], you will NEVER convince me that curls are a superior exercise.

Also, you must read my latest blog post. You'll get a kick out of it!
http://theblogofadrienne.blogspot.com/2008/10/crossfit-prenuptials.html

Katie said...

Kim, I sent you an invite! :) You just have to sign into blogger first before you accept. Otherwise for some stupid reason it won't let you accept...

Adrienne, I also sent one to you too... in case you want to pop over.

Jaime said...

Katie as you know, I run CF Peru at a Globo Gym, in a city where CF is unknown, and the people always look us with curiosity....our first members are from martial arts, climbing, rugby, swimming, triathlon, all of them looking for a training method to improve their performance in their sports. Think this is going to help us to legitimate our proposal