my first time: crossfit

Recent run: Last night, 4.3 miles with Brady and her pups Chloe and Indie on what will likely be one of the last nice nights of fall. 

On Tuesday night I went to an Intro to CrossFit class at CrossFit Minneapolis. I follow a few bloggers who do CrossFit (my faves include CNC, Ash, and BlondePonytail) and they're all pretty ripped (and runners!). While I've always considered myself a runner, I totally dig the CrossFit philosophy and thought that it would be a great way to build general fitness and prevent injury.

I got to the CrossFit box and was immediately intimidated by all the extremely fit people. This was not an afternoon walk around Lake Calhoun. This was serious. I started sweating. 

After a brief overview of the whats and whys of CrossFit from our coach Tyler, he walked us through our first WOD (workout of the day). It included the following:
- 400m row
- 40 air squats
- 30 sit ups
- 20 push ups (your chest had to touch the floor!)
- 10 pull ups (obvi not doing these; used hanging rings instead)
- 200m row

All of this was "for time" which meant as fast as you possibly can. 6 minutes and 43 seconds later, I was dying. My legs were shaking and I was a sweaty mess. Truth: My legs gave out on the first air squat I tried after the row. 

It was humbling. And awesome. 

What kept me from signing up on the spot was cost. It's not cheap. So for now I'm doing a little more research but it's pretty likely you'll see me in the beginners class in the very near future. 


  1. Ahhh. Crossfit!!! :) Can't wait to hear the details on Saturday!

  2. this is great!! Humbling is exactly the word I use all the time in CrossFit!


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