Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas... do Murph...

When Jerry sent out the email on Monday that said dress for a run tomorrow... I started to wonder what pain he had in store for us on Tuesday. Then, when I saw the next sentence, I knew exactly what he had in store. Bring body armor or wear a weight vest if you have it... my first thought? "Oh f*ck" I knew exactly what that meant. Murph is one of those things you know... I really wasn't feeling Murph, but I got up at 0445 to get to class to get started. I know how long Murph takes me. It's not pretty... and I knew if I didn't jump on the clock early, I'd never get it done.

I have weaknesses as an athlete. My hamstrings are weak, and I'm weak on bodyweight exercises, ie burpees, push-ups, and air squats. Seeing as how Murph has two of these things, it just doesn't bode well for me. But nonetheless, it's hard to ignore a hero workout. So, despite the fact that I didn't really want to, I went.

As I drove past TC Williams I noticed that their outdoor thermometer was reading 16 degrees. Yup, that's right 16. I wore running pants, a matching tank top, a breathable wicking layer, and then a fleece on top. I was determined not to freeze outside.

I stretched out and got ready to get on the clock. I was all alone but I needed to get going. I jumped on the clock around 0515 and hit the run. On lap one of our large building I didn't feel too bad. The cold hadn't really set in. On lap two, my eyes started to water, and I actually started to cry from the cold. Not intentionally, it just happened. My hands started to freeze, and so I tucked them inside my sleeves and gritted my teeth the best I could.

I got inside and started on the chins. I haven't done many chins lately, and they just don't feel as good as they used to. I don't know why, but they don't. So I was struggling to get comfy on a bar and rip out some chins, when Jerry says, aren't you going to partition? And I said partition? Last time you said we couldn't partition! He said I was crazy, he did to tell us we could... I think he's crazy... I don't think he let us in August, so regardless, I shot myself in the beginning because then I was slowed down by trying to do an equal number of pushups and squats to even myself up so then I could get to partitioning. Duh...

So, all in all, this workout blew big time. I slowed down by nearly 8 minutes. Yeah... that sucks. It took me 1:08. I just can't get this workout to go faster. It is frustrating that I can clean x amount of weight, and squat x amount of weight, but I can't do bodyweight stuff. I felt so icky. I know I'm complaining, I know I am.... cause seriously, at least I finished. But I really wasn't happy with this at all. I'm going to be sure to get to the globo gym over the next few days so that I can work on getting back into better shape than where I am now. I feel like I've slipped a lot and I don't like it. I also am going to get back on the Zone. I've been having some money/time issues, but it is way past high time for me to kick the crap I've been eating, and get back to Zoning. The pants are not fitting the same, and that tells me all I need to know.

Bad workouts, plus bad pant fit= Katie needs to kick her own ass.... yes, I will... as soon as I get paid... yar...

2 comments:

Cara said...

And this is why I stayed inside... I can't imagine the cough I'd have right now if I had run!

The Wigan Crossfitter said...

Happy Holidays Katie!

Murph is always such fun to do! It's the essence of crossfit!