Saturday, June 23

Are you sure that was just the warm-up?!

I went to my first Crossfit class this morning.  There is a strong possibility that I will not be able to get out of bed tomorrow.

Yes, I am a runner.  But no, I do not have any muscles.  I've never been especially physically strong.  My history with weight lifting and gym memberships is spotty at best.  Other than an embarrassing and short-lived stint as a shot-putter and discus thrower in 8th grade, I have never been athletic or played on team sports.  Dancing?  Yes.  Singing?  Yes.  Dancing and singing at the same time?  Yes.  But no sports for this choir girl.

I can't do a full push-up.  I found out that I cannot jump (forward, straight up, or otherwise) to save my life.  You can hardly call what I did this morning an actual pull-up.  I was disappointed to see that they did not have a 5 lb. kettlebell for me to use.  And for the love! What in the world is a burpee?

When the head trainer asked me how I was liking the WOD so far, I smiled sweetly through the shower of sweat streaming down my face and told him that they were all insane.

I am exhausted and my arms are screaming and my legs are probably going to go on strike.

Can't wait to go back.


  1. Wow Katie! Who is your inspiration?


    Check it out and I hope you're loving crossfit because it is the best and most fun fitness program ever!

  3. I will have to check out the 817 box, but I'm loving the one I go to right now. So crazy, but it feels so good!