I’m such a creep. I absolutely love watching people working out on TV. Last year’s CrossFit Games are on today, and I’m hooked. It’s so amazing how strong some people are. Talk about inspiration!
If you’re not familiar with CrossFit, it’s a fitness program that is based on an extremely broad variety of strength and conditioning exercises. There are gyms all over that offer the intense CrossFit program, and it seems to be picking up in popularity.
Me? I would absolutely love to try it out someday, but at this point, I’m not willing to pay a gym membership. Someday, though. Someday. Until then, I shall drool over the amazing abilities of the top CrossFit athletes at the CrossFit Games.
A Running Shoes Win
I hate buying new running shoes because of the whole breaking-them-in thing. When I was breaking my last pair in, my feet strangely hurt for quite awhile. Maybe I was running too much in them too fast; I don’t really remember.
This time it’s different though! I bought the Saucony Progrid Ride 5 running shoes, and I’ve been loving them.
Plus, I think they’re pretty. My favorite part is the shoe laces.
My feet have barely bothered me at all! I even wore them for my long run last week, and I felt fine besides a potential small blister. It’s a nice change of pace from my last pair of running shoes. I’ve never had Saucony brand shoes, which made me nervous, but all is well. They are the neutral shoe I need and offer me good support for my high arches. At this point I’d definitely recommend them.
For today’s workout I did most of an interval run but stopped early because I was really lacking energy for some reason. So, I only went 3 miles, but it still felt like a good workout. I added some body weight arm work to challenge myself a bit more after the run.
As I was stretching, I noticed the CrossFit Games were on. So, here I am, 3 hours later, and still in my workout clothes. I figured I should probably just not shower because I knew watching these crazy people would make me want to workout more. I’ll probably run a few more miles and/or do some more weight exercises. Gotta take advantage of the motivation, ya know?!
I’ve been meaning to add an elliptical workout that I made awhile ago, but I haven’t had access to an elliptical in awhile so it just never came up. However, since I have a workout page without much on it, I figured I should probably add to it.
Whenever I go on an elliptical, I usually just do a variation of the following interval workout. It’s challenging yet doable.
If I’m somehow not bored out of my mind by the 20-minute mark, I will extend it to at least 30 minutes and just keep doing the interval pattern. ‘Tis quite simple.
Within the next few days or so, I’m going to be putting up some recipes I’ve done lately, including a drink, a dessert, a side, and an “other” type of item. Good things to come!
Now You Tell Me…
Have you ever done CrossFit? Is it as amazing as it looks? Are you ripped?
How do you feel about ellipticals?
I find them quite boring, but they’re a great way to cross train and be nicer to your joints from time to time. If you challenge yourself enough, an elliptical workout can make for a great workout!