Frenetic Fitness

fre·net·ic /frəˈnetɪk/ done very fast and with a lot of energy, often by someone who is in a hurry.

A WEAK of no Blogging

This several days have been less “active” than usual, mostly due to heat and my general dislike of gyms.
I have managed a couple of treadmills workouts, an early morning short hilly run but no bike. J’s been sick, too sick to do any working out and I find that I won’t ride without him. Didn’t say don’t because I can, could if I wanted to, but I choose not to.
Last Friday I met Sweet Sarah Smiles for a foray into the world of Crossfit. Apparently there is a sports performance center here that does uber athlete training for speed-agility etc. that also has crossfit programs in the early a.m. and early evening.
1st workout involved a repeated circuit of :
400m run while holding a 6lb medicine ball OVER head
12 plyo jumps with 110% body weight
sprints on a whack treadmill that likes to spit people off the back all while a pit bull barks at our butts. Not kidding.
sprints-no idea what the settings were but basically the first round was 30 seconds at a good incline then by the 3rd set the incline was WAY up but it was 12 seconds. the speed was consistant, the time and incline changed. Whew.
THEN came the ab work. It was the only part of me that was sore the next day. My abs hurt for 3 days.
Then I drove to work, worked half day, drove to Vicksburg and chowed down at a seafood buffet at a casino. Noice.

Today went back for more torture at Crossfit to determine whether I not I want them to consistantly torture me for money.
5 repeating circuits:
800 m run
30 x 15lb kettlebell swings (ouch)
pullups (admittedly with rubber band assistance) to failure

Disappointed in that last one. My best circuit was still only 6 and by the 5th I couldn’t do 1. rrrrrrrghhhh
Yeah, I’ll be back. With Money. To pay for my own torture.
When I got home I parked the car in front of the house which means I’m opening my door against a hill. I thought I might let it slam back into me my arms are so tired.
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  1. Hi! I still read you from time to time and it's nice to see you're still training :)but this time I dropped in to say that P90X is fantastic! I don't know if you know this program but it's the best DVDs program I've ever seen. I just finished the 90 days today, and will probably reload it in September. Take care,Mary-Lou

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