Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Crossfit Musings


I completed my very first WOD (*Workout Of the Day*) at my new box Auxiliary Crossfit. (<--- and look at me, so down with all this new crossfit lingo. I am so hardcore?!).

My goal for the coming months is to combine 3 Crossfit class/ week with my regular running/coaching duties, and officially relinquish my title as Cardio Queen. I am gunning for Crossfit Princess? Or maybe, just to try to find a little balance in my routine.

Here is what I have learned so far...

  • Crossfit Musing 1: I have great squat form (who knew?!)
  • Crossfit Musing 2: The warmup is just as tough as the actual workout
  • Crossfit Musing 3: I have no upper body strength. (I already knew that, but today's WOD just confirmed it. *le sigh* )
  • Crossfit Musing 4: I hate having to tell new people about all my medical misadventures. I just sound like a HOT MESS! Luckily all the Crossfit folks are super supportive.
  • Crossfit Musing 5: Pretty sure that Crossfit is going to seriously kick my booty
  • Crossfit Musing 6: I think incorporating strength training is going to make me a better runner (So watch out Marathon #2  I am coming for you!)

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Crossfit is definitely going to help with everything that you do. I couldn't run before Crossfit and now I'm busting out 10ks no problem! Can't wait til you come up to our box for a workout. :)

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  2. So excited for you! I'm close to 4 months into my CrossFit + Running journey and LOVING IT. I think that I see results faster because of my history of running and because I still keep up a lot of my running. So you probably will, too. CrossFit also gave me a confidence boost in my fitness that has helped my mental run, if that's a thing. Hope you continue to enjoy it!

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  3. I think it's great you are giving it a go! I actually just bought a Groupon for unlimited Crossfit for a month, so we can be virtual newbies!

    Maybe you just need a sign to put on explaining the medical conditions? ; )

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  4. I haven't heard one runner yet say that Crossfit hasn't helped them. You will be amazed at the strength you will walk away with. Good luck!

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  5. Haha love the CF lingo you've already adopted. Hope you become addicted like me! Twinsies :)

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  6. Congrats on completing your first WOD! The warm up is just as tough as a workout, isnt it? CrossFit will certainly make you a better runner. Enjoy it!

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  7. So cool! I've heard from several places that functional strength training like crossfit can make you a better runner. It is crazy how much upper body strength it takes to run a marathon!

    Excited to see what your results are!

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  8. That's so fun! I love crossfit... although it tends to make me very sore... Lets plan to go together sometime!

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  9. I have yet to try crossfit! Love that you are enjoying it! :)

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  10. Could not agree more. I've been a runner for a very long time and I saw really big improvements both mentally and physically after I started crossfit. It can get difficult to manage my love of both, but so far so good. You are SO LUCKY to have great squat form already. It's literally my biggest challenge. You are going to do so well and get so strong. I'm excited for you!

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  11. Congrats and get ready to bring on the pain...and the super gains!!!

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  12. Boom Boom Pow! Misadventures is GETTING IT DONE! Look out Toronto!

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  13. awesome! i just bought a groupon for my first classes too!

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  14. haha I love the one that says: The warmup is just as tough as the actual workout. So true. Todays warmup kicked my butt! CrossFit is awesome. I had a hard time at first balancing running/crossfit. but seriously crossfit wins all the time. Sometimes when I feel like i'm not at the class I'm at a different learning level then the rest of the world because I honestly don't think we have repeated a move yet in the skills part and I've been doing it for 7 weeks.. {except for like pullups}

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