Workin' on My Fitness

Let’s talk about workouts.

I’m doing them and (mostly) loving them even though I haven’t talked about it in a while. Even at my busiest, I’ve been pretty consistent in keeping up with three Crossfit workouts and three runs a week with 2 rest days. (Saturdays are usually double workout days. Triple if you count lifting drinks to my mouth.)

A friend recommended a place with a beginner’s yoga class that I’m going to try once all this work travel is out of the way next month. I need to stretch and a class will force me to do it for more than 5 minutes at a time. So I’ll probably add yoga one day a week. Unless I hate it. But I heard my Numero Uno loves it, so if it’s good enough for him…


Here are a few Crossfit workouts that have kicked my butt lately:

That was the first time I’ve ever done a handstand push-up. They suck, not gonna lie. My arms could barely bend. They were nothing like Beckham. (Who writes these jokes?) On top of that, I could only do 6-10 at a time until the head rush started. So, yeah. Those will need a lot of practice.

We also did a modified “Murph” workout. Our trainer broke it up for sanity’s sake. Or possibly so I would bitch less during it. This is the regular “Murph:”

  • 1 mile run
  • 100 pull-ups
  • 200 push-ups
  • 300 squats
  • 1 mile run

And this is the version we did:

I’ve done the workout both ways. No matter how you do it, it’s hard.

As for the running thing, even though I have a few races coming up, I’m not sure how serious I am about my training. I’ve been keeping up with my speed runs but I’m not loving the long run lately. I had a 10 miler planned with my group Saturday morning. Friday night, my running bud emailed me that he couldn’t make it. That was a sign. A sign that I needed to skip my run and stay up late and finish season 2 of United States of Tara instead.


So basically, I’m running but I’m not loving running. I am loving Crossfit though. Sometimes that makes me feel like an asshole because I have a running blog. So hopefully my next race in September will make me feel all tingly in the right spots for running again. Or maybe I’ll just keep complaining about hating it. One of those.



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12 responses to “Workin' on My Fitness

  1. meh, i think you should do what you love as far as fitness is concerned. running will come back at some point I’m sure 🙂

    • Paula

      True enough. I just wish it would go by my time table. Because my head really wants to do it but my body doesn’t. If you could sync those up for me, I’d appreciate it.

  2. Men who do yoga aren’t manly. Seriously. It’s weird.

    Maybe you will love running more if you come back to DC??? 🙂

    • Paula

      RDJ is so overpoweringly manly that he had to take yoga to get a little less manly so other men wouldn’t feel so inferior to his manliness.
      And I probably would love it more if I came back there. 🙂

  3. Woah guy! That crossfit work out has a TON of push-ups! Were your arms jello after that?*

  4. All of your Crossfit workouts are so impressive! Your run love will come back. At least you have a little while before your next race so you don’t have to force it. Besides, long runs in the heat & humidity suck. 😉

  5. Handstand push ups. Excuse me while I pick up my mind from across the room. I really like the “Murph” workout and think I’ll add it to my Wednesday routine. I don’t know about the 100 pull ups though (separted or together)

  6. Crap. I hate yoga, but if I’m gonna have a chance with RDJ, I guess I better embrace it. I do want to try Crossfit someday, but the gyms here are so expensive.

  7. Amber K

    I just can’t force myself to do exercise I hate. Which is why I have started dancing so many nights a week. My husband is less than impressed with dancing, but I have coaxed him out on the floor a few times. So much more fun than running!

  8. When I started CrossFit, I had zero motivation to run. ZERO. Took me a while to get back, so don’t feel bad. At least you are working out rather than sitting at home on the couch doing sweet f all 🙂

  9. I am so impressed with your regular hardcore working out. I have still never tried cross fit, but everyone is raving on about it, even my non-blogging friends. And I actually think I would really like it! So I’m not sure what my prob is. Oh I know, it’s expensive 😦

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