January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized
Y’know it was only on Saturday morning when I woke up with aching arms that I realised we had done pull-ups three times last week at CrossFit. And when your upper body strength is a negligible as mine, that’s a lot of upper-body working out for one week!
Fortunately it’s starting to pay off and while I’m a long way off being able to do more than my current one pull-up at a time (can I have a hell-yeah!), the practice is doing no harm. I’m also hoping for some killer arm muscles just to sweeten the deal *a girl can dream*.
I did not make the Cape Summer Trail race this weekend in Elgin due to a *ahem* faulty alarm.
I am really bummed about it too because it looked beautiful and not TOO technical - unlike the ones at Silvermine last January which involved more scrambling over huge boulders and balancing precariously on single-track down-hills that make my knees go weak and my stomach churn. On the plus side I did realise that I really don’t have a good head for heights, which is always a good thing to know.
I did make up for it by going for a run along the beachfront however. And given the gale-force winds that I was running into for the first few km’s it turned out to be one helluva workout. Naturally the wind died down substantially as soon as I turned to head back because that’s just the way my luck goes. Still, it was a nice run and every little bit helps.
Won’t make the same mistake this weekend, the race is also in Elgin which is quite far but worth the drive.
Here are some pics from the Graceful Cindy Challenge at CrossFit which started last week. It’s an 8-week challenge so here’s hoping I can beat my time from last week (9:56).
The final times for the challenge contestants at the beginning of the challenge….. As you can see some of the hardcore ladies and guys at CCF are RIDICULOUSLY strong and fast…
Push-ups – still nowhere near making it onto my list of ‘Awesome things to do with your arms”
Me doing a squat – you have no idea how monumental this picture is because me and squatting have a LONG and ferocious history… we go together like oil and water. So the fact that I’m actually DOING one here is HUGE people. Nothing short of awesome if I don’t say so myself!
Check out the rest of the pics here at the CCF Facebook page.
BTW, if you’re one of the many wearing Power Balance bracelets in the hope it helps… I’ve got bad news for you Check out Dr Ross Tucker’s article here. The science doesn’t lie… the people do though.