Oh hi there! You are still here? Thanks for that 🙂
For this being a running blog, there isn’t too much running going on here! I have put in a couple of good runs including two 8 milers but nothing more than that! It’s nice being on a relaxed schedule but I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to run more. On my most recent 8 mile run I split it into a 5 miler and a 3 miler. Well, on the final 3 miles I think I went a little too fast because my already sore (from CrossFit) quad was super super sore and my hip flexor started to actually hurt. So….I am trying to be smart and staying away from running for a few more days.
However…the CrossFit scene has been a little different! I have really been loving getting back into it! I have been participating in a few WODs a week and even started writing up some for the gym I work at.
Writing WODs isn’t super tough but stringing together a few weeks at a time and making sure to do it right…that’s no joke. The other night I worked for over an hour and didn’t even complete 2 weeks. I am hoping with some more experience it gets easier!
I am also teetering on the Paleo fence. That is “the” diet for CrossFit and after tonight’s WOD I decided I need to get more serious about it. What was tonight’s WOD you ask? Just one of the most humbling workouts I have ever completed.
This was humbling because it wasn’t easy, I did not do it with all the right weights and I freaking struggled with a finish of 34:40. That time isn’t horrible but I know I can do better. My goal is to do it RXed (all the right weights) and finish under 30 minutes. Some workouts leaving you refreshed and feeling on top of the world…this one was not that type of workout.
Which leads me to considering Paleo. I do eat pretty well but I don’t eat as clean as I can. So many articles I read on people who compete in the games swear by the Paleo diet and say that it definitely helped their performance in WODs. It’s worth a shot, right? That just means my struggle with going back to being a vegetarian is out the door. Ha.
Tell me, what have you been up to? Any new workouts or runs you have been loving?
Paleo people- should I or shouldn’t I?