Traction Points this Week
- got my 7 hours of exercise in
- tracked all food and calories
- lost 1lbs
- drank 6-8 glasses of water almost everyday
- went to a Cross Fit class (will talk more about this) Kettle Bells
- set an orthotic appointment
- 5 strengthening workouts completed
- 6 elliptical workout's completed
- completed 2 sets of ten push ups
- completed 3 sets of ten sit ups (old school)
Traction Not Required or Wanted
- 2000 calorie limit exceeded in 6 of the 7 days by as much as 380 calories and as little as 70 calories
- sodium intake is too high
- not running my 25 kms (rationalized but it was a weekly goal)
- not taking my lunch to work (new realization)
As some fellow blogger friends have mentioned, resting is not giving up. This is true, but it is disheartening (feels a bit like a let down). Naturally I know I will never be a good runner but I was happy with my progess and was receiving a satisfaction from participation in it (I will continue). Then came a CrossFit class which a friend from 20 years ago introduced me too.
When I was trying to model my 2012 goals it was developed in the hope of achieving fitness, and I tried to establish what that is. Finding a definition of fitness is difficult, and really it is subjective as standards really vary. For example years ago I was not fit by many standards but I can assure you I could physically out work most people and did on many occasions. For example, farmers are known for their strength and work ethic in my opinion, but does that mean they can run a sub six minute mile and do 40 push-ups in 60 seconds? Maybe, maybe not, but many are fit and many are not. Because of this I thought fitness standards that are used by the military, police, emergency personnel, and school boards of my day are the best benchmarks for me. And guess what, CrossFit caters to people who are trying to gain entrance into these programs. Here is their website for a better explanation of what it is. I did the Kettle Bell class.
Time will only tell, but I have a feeling this can help my foot and in turn increase my fitness and then my ability to be a better runner.
Time will tell!
Tell me about your experience with CrossFit?