I am a lousy cross-trainer… and especially these days, now that A is in my life, because if I have an hour to work out each day, then I’m gonna run.
I’m a runner.
Running is what I do.
Running is how I will become a better runner.
Unlike many other marathoners, I’ve been super lucky (if you want to call it that) in that I haven’t been sidelined with injury related to my mileage. The worst I’ve had, which sucked, was IT band syndrome back in 2008, and that was how I found out that 50 mpw was about the maximum that my body at the time could handle.
At any rate, at the insistence of a friend, I decided to check-out CrossFit. I started my foundations class last week at Windy City CrossFit, and basically, the foundations class is an hour, for 3 days a week, for four weeks. It’s hard to describe– it’s like weightlifting meets interval work meets anaerobic fun meets jump roping meets IDK what else.
It’s basically like adult recess, and I love it so far.
I’ve got to figure out how to swing this and marathon training, especially once I begin training for NYC and Houston, but I’ve got time. Until then, I’m enjoying learning about this new area of fitness and well-being and am meeting a ton of cool people in the process!
More to come…