Monday, April 27, 2009
I hate to "run" but.... I have a pressing engagement elsewhere...
Unless I'm mistaken, it was the Mamas and the Papas who sang that Monday was so good to me. Now, I'm going to have to beg to differ here. Because Mondays are never good to me. And you know, the only other thing that I hate worse than Mondays? Running. And what do you suppose came up in our workout today? Running. Running on a Monday.... uggggghhhhhh... Monday was not so good to me. Regardless of the fact that the Mamas and Papas are lying through their teeth, I still enjoy the song.
Running... grrrrr... I know it's a very weak point for me, much like push-ups are, so I've started working the weakness. Last week I warmed up everyday with an 800M run at least, and I told you on Friday that I picked the Metcon wod over strength, so I'm trying to get better. But I can't get better in a week, so having this wod today just made me want to... I don't know, quit I suppose, but I didn't. I ran, and ran, and ran... and I really wish I could have used my title as an escape route, but seeing as how it was 0515, I don't think anyone would have really bought that I had a previous engagement... crap. :P On a positive note though, I think I actually had a halfway decent time this morning. Of course I was no where NEAR Sean and the likes of Todd, but I held my own today. I even went over RX'd for the walking lunges. Chances are my behind is going to feel that tomorrow. Rut roh! But for today, it was some solid work and definitely is helping me work my weakness.
Today's Wod looked like this:
400 M run
100 ft walking lunges (20lb)
Not too shabby. I hate running, really, truly, and for cereal, but I have to be proud of today. I could have quit. I could have done the shorter version, but I hung in there and did all 5 rounds, and I did an ok job with it. I'm not a runner and to get better I need to work it, but man, working your weakness is hard. You so are not enthused that it just kills you mentally. Well, ok at least it does me anyway. But, it was good. It felt ok, and I wasn't dying too god awful bad, although that's not to say it didn't hurt. It did. A lot...it sucked very much bad. Jess? Jess. But, embracing the suck in CF is how you get better at it. Soooo embracing the suck I am!