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!

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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