I am about to enter my third week of CrossFit. I like the idea of doing full body conditioning before I get back into marathon training. This workout is not for the punk-minded, weak-minded, lazy, penny pinching minded, or otherwise. I think it is a lot of fun (when I am finished with the workout). But then again my version of fun is obviously skewed.
Often times the warm up feels like the entire workout. The first week, I would be huffing a little thinking “Whew, that was legit. Time to go to the house”. Then the coaches starts talking about the WOD. The first week I kept thinking to myself, “WHAT? I am nowhere close to being FINISHED? This is some BULLWACKY. I’m tired, and I am ready to go home”. Reality would set in that I have already invested time, sweat, unleaded gasoline, and money to do this; so I might as well hang around. Then of course I would feel like a fearless beast on the way home, while inhaling my protein shake. The second week wasn’t nearly as dramatic.
(No Wonka, I previously wore them out from talking about running and blogging so much. I plan to be cool about CrossFit.)
Obviously, there will need to be some give and take with the protein issue. I don’t have anything against meat, per say, I just don’t feel like eating it. My first step is to be more conscience about upping my plant based proteins first.
There are quite a few things healthy habits that I have included into my routine the past few weeks:
- I have increased my water intake.
- I have begun taking an iron supplement.
- I have found a protein powder that taste good with just water.
- I foam roll after each CrossFit workout.
See, the good outweighs the pain.