Disclosure: I received a sample of Be Real Shoes to try out, all opinions are 100% my own.
It is official, I am completely addicted to CrossFit. I love the workouts, I love the adrenaline rush from the workouts and I love that I can actually do some of the workouts without dying! I have officially graduated from basic training, which means I am ready to join the regular classes at CrossFit Invasion!
Saturday I did a WOD modified just for me! The “real” WOD probably would have killed me. It was hard enough running with a medicine ball, figuring out how to carry it while running was not an easy feat!
During Saturday’s workout I wore my Be Real Shoes (pictured above) for the first time and I absolutely loved them. I was skeptical at first, but these shoes were super comfortable and felt great during the whole workout!
As described by Be Real Shoes: “The shoes are designed to work seamlessly in every running environment. For the price of one shoe, you get a perfect trail shoe, CrossFit shoe, and water shoe. The shoes are made in the USA utilizing eco friendly manufacturing techniques enabling the rubber soles to be 100% recyclable.”
Yesterday’s crossfit workout was a tough one! A 20 minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible), consisting of a 400m run, 1 rope climb and mad rep push-ups (off the knees for me and I alternated with ring rows). Your “score” at the end consisted of the number of push-ups (or push-ups and ring rows in my case) that you were able to complete by the end of the workout.
The rope climb was impossible for me. I was able to get on the rope and stand once, but I was unable to pull me knees to much chest to get myself up any higher. I modified the rope climb by laying on the ground and pulling myself to standing and back down two times, which was much harder than it sounds. At the end of the workout I was able to complete 35 push-ups/ring rows!
If you haven’t gotten the idea from my last couple of posts, I am loving crossfit!!! My love is due to CrossFit Invasion’s welcoming environment and great trainers, in particular, Sean!!! Learning how to properly perform all the exercises takes the fear out of doing crossfit and having great trainers take the time to show you those exercises, makes all the difference in the world!!
I have been told that CrossFit will improve my running, without formerly running. I have decided to take the month of June to do as much CrossFit as I can and give up any formal running outside of the CrossFit workouts, just to test the theory. I have a 5K run this Sunday and another on June 29th, so I will be able to see the improvements to running from just doing CrossFit. I am a little nervous about this test, but marathon training doesn’t start until July 14th, so I have a little leeway to test it out!
I am looking forward to getting strong, lean and fast and I am hoping CrossFit will help accomplish these goals! I do have to work on my diet, but one step at a time!
Do you run and do CrossFit? Have you seen an improvement in your speed?