Phew, what a busy past couple of evenings! Usually my evenings consist of blog work, errands, meal prep or relaxing, but when my friend Sarah, asked to get together, I couldn’t say no!
Tuesday night, Sarah and I had a Starbucks date, and talked the evening away for an hour and a half. Time flew by, which I loved! I hadn’t seen the chicky since our Stonyfield Yogurt event, and it was nice to catch up in person, instead of on Facebook, Twitter and our blogs.
In my quest to get a variety of sources for my fat intake, I dug out a package of chicken sausage from my freezer last night. I usually buy the sweet maple chix sausage, but I guess I bought the country style chix sausage, and holy crap, it was SO good!
It reminded me of breakfast sausage, except healthier and not wrinkly. Also, I do not understand why my eggs were so holy and odd.
I decided that my new workout schedule would be MWF CrossFit, and Tuesday and Thursday run days, however, since Mat was sick on Monday, I just moved M and T around, meaning 2 days in a row of CrossFit. Meaning one sore girl!
Both WODs on Tuesday and yesterday included running in it, and I honestly find those WODs to be the tougher ones. Yesterday after our strength workout, we did 5 X 200 m sprints. With a minute rest in between each sprint.
Completing these sprints after our heavy front squats was tough, but each sprint improved in time!
- Sprint 1- 0:54
- Sprint 2- 0:53
- Sprint 3- 0:49
- Sprint 4- 0:49
- Sprint 5- 0:48
The last sprint I went all Tom Cruise and pumped the arms like there was no tomorrow. The only tricky thing was that the last 50 m of each sprint were on wet grass, and you had to make a sharp left turn from the grass, around a dumpster, and back into the box. So not only do you have to be careful about not slipping on the grass while sprinting, but you also have to make the sharp turn safely. Not to mention it adds on to your time! Overall, I’m SO happy with the past 2 workouts.
And even more happy that today was my morning to run! I really love this new workout schedule. I look forward to every morning of workouts, and I no longer set a limit for my runs on CrossFit days. It’s no longer about daily or weekly mileage for me. I refuse to run just to increase my miles. Yesterday, I ran .4 miles for a warmup, and then .6 miles in our sprints. I ran 1 mile total, but it was an intense mile! That, to me, is more important than struggling through another 1 or 2 in the evening just to say I ran more than 1 mile or to meet a desired number.
When runs are built into our WODs, those are the workouts that kick my butt the most, so why run even more after, when my body has gotten a better workout than 1 difficult mile would add-on?
I love these epiphany and finally treating my body well. 🙂