A few weeks ago, after I returned home from the Financial Bloggers conference, I was interested in finding a crossfit box close to my house.
I’m happy to say that I found Bombers Crossfit which is less than 10 minutes from my house.
I’ve always been a big fan of working out in my basement and have went thru the P90x, T25 and other workouts numerous times in the past few years. Even though they are good short workouts, they can get boring really quick to do the same workouts over and over.
In the two weeks of crossfit, each training has been different and I’m totally digging the variety.
Another benefit of working out with others is the ability to be challenged and pushed by people completing the same workout. It’s much easier to run a little faster or jump a little higher when someone is just ahead of you.
Today’s workout had a name of Kelly. I’ve been told that the women named workouts are some of the most grueling. And this one did not disappoint. Kelly consists of 5 Rounds for time of:
- 400m Run
- 30 Box Jumps, 24”
- 30 Wall-Ball Shots, 20 lbs
That means, that after running 400m, then we had to jump on a 24 inch box 30 times then do 30 squats with throwing a 20 pound ball to the ceiling. This workout had a cap of 35 minutes, which means, on average, you had 7 minutes to finish.
With just over 2 minutes to go, all I had to do was the wall-ball shots. I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to finish and planned on doing as many as I could. That’s until Amy came over and did the squats with me (mind you, she already completed her 150 wall-ball shots).
She helped me get thru three rounds of 10 and I had thirteen seconds to spare. It was definitely one of the hardest workouts I had to do and wouldn’t have completed with out Amy pushing me and the others cheering me on.
Hopefully I can walk tomorrow 🙂