Getting Back Down to Business!

A few days ago, I was bored at work at home, on my own couch, on my own time, definitely NOT getting paid *bats eyes innocently* … so I sat down and hammered out my training plan for the next 23 weeks.  Yes, I realize that’s a ridiculously long training plan, but I have proven time and time again that the second I stop actively training for something I become a lazy sack of shit.  If I don’t have a workout to cross off of a calendar hanging on the refrigerator, I just don’t do it.  Wanna know how many miles I ran in June?  Huh?  Do ya?  13.5.  THIRTEEN AND A HALF!  And until Monday, I had been to the gym ZERO times since before vacation.  It’s time to get back on track.

When I wrote in “St. Jude Half” on December 6th and sat back and looked at the monster that I’d just created, I got nervous.  I ain’t gonna lie.  This is the most challenging plan I’ve ever taken on.  It’s running four days a week, Crossfit two days a week (one day will be a two-a-day with running in the morning and Crossfit after work), and two rest days with the option of doing easy biking on one of those days.

I started the plan on Monday, and so far that’s as far as I’ve gotten.  haha  That was a Crossfit day, and that first workout after six weeks away was PUNISHING.  The weightlifting portion was back squats (3 reps at 80%, 3 reps at 85%, and 3 reps at 90% of max), then the metcon included 3 rounds of 30 wall balls and 3 rounds of 30 GHD situps.

For someone who hasn’t done a single squat or crunch in weeks, my legs and abs are trashed.  I was supposed to have run some easy miles since then, but that requires moving, and I just still really can’t do that yet.  But you know what?  It feels really damn good to hurt like this again!

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One thought on “Getting Back Down to Business!

  1. Dude, I hear you. All these people that just run for fun? Kudos to them. I can't do that. I'm kind of terrified though since I hired a coach for my 70.3. And she isn't playing around. This is going to hurt…

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