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Day 2

Team challenge day

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Anything interesting to share?

Crossfit is fun – ha, who would have thought. I can see how this can get addictive.

Today we did a team challenge. As soon as Alexander the instructor said ‘team challenge’ I got a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach and was taken back to grade 9 hockey where I was always one of the last to be chosen for the teams. But, this was nothing like that at all. Everyone was really supportive, you were pushed to go only to your maximum and no one made me feel like the runt of the litter, even though I clearly was.

I have T-rex arms from yesterday’s workout, as expected. Lifting the kettle to fill it this morning was almost impossible, I actually can’t lift my bike up onto the bike racks (which is an important thing to be able to do when you live in Amsterdam and cycle everywhere!) – I had to ask a passer-by to help me this morning and I’m currently trying to type with very minimal actual arm movement. But, apart from that, my body feels great ;-)

I woke up today feeling dehydrated and apparently this is pretty common when you start CrossFit. I usually drink a lot of water but I’m trying to increase that even more today and also smash loads of coconut water.

Tomorrow is an outdoor session. Will be nice to be exercising in the park. (if it doesn’t rain of course)

WOD (work out of the day) results

Team challenge:

20 Push Pulls with dumbbells
10 Power press
30 Burpees
400m Run 

Complete as many rounds as you can in 25 minutes. My team managed 6 rounds.

How are you feeling?

Pretty good ‘ey! No injuries yet, in fact my inner left hamstring (that I injured by stretching too far in Hot Yoga recently) is feeling the best it has in months. I’m also feeling energised (but it has only been 2 hours since I trained so I’m expecting to crash soon…)