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Amber Napoleon 09-08-2011 08:12 PM

Running's getting easier.
I've been doing CrossFit since late July and I love it, but I didn't realize until today how much it's been doing for my running because typically I haven't run more than half a mile at a time doing the WODs. This morning I had to go to squadron PT and we did about half an hour of calisthenics and then a run from the base gym to the gate and back, which was 3.6 miles round-trip and uphill on the way back. I have never run 3.6 miles in my life. Ever. I've done a couple 5K's before and I'll be honest, the last one was a couple years ago and I stopped to walk a couple times. This morning I didn't stop at all. I was barely breathing hard and the only thing slowing me down was some pain in my knees and ankles (still waiting to find out if I have arthritis). It's a pretty good feeling every time I surprise myself with my improvements. Did I mention I love CrossFit?

Amber Napoleon 09-16-2011 11:37 PM

Re: Running's getting easier.
I think I should keep a running tally of stuff I'm able to do now that I've never done before.

1. 3.6 mile run without stopping
2. 20" box jump

Things to work on: 5 mile run, 24" box jump, pullups with no band, double unders, handstand pushups. Someday. *sigh*

I love CrossFit. Love. It.

David Meverden 09-18-2011 08:36 AM

Re: Running's getting easier.
Great, Amber! Glad to hear you like CrossFit and that it is having such a positive impact on you!

It's great finding out we can do things we never thought we would be able to accomplish.

Amber Napoleon 09-24-2011 12:35 PM

Re: Running's getting easier.
24" box jump goal accomplished! Did 20" box jumps through the WOD, but tried 24" afterwards. Did three to make sure the first one wasn't a fluke. :o

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