Everything Hurts

Saturday morning, hubs and I went to another Crossfit workout. We did an abs deck of cards workout because that was the only part of our body that didn’t hurt after Friday’s workout. I was given a choice for the 4th exercise: mountain climbers or chopsticks. I picked chopsticks and then hubs said, “you know that doesn’t have anything to do with food, right?” Rude. I am fully aware it doesn’t have to do with food. I picked it because then the whole workout would be lying down. 🙂

Here’s what we did:

The quarter mile runs should be fast. I did my first one at a 7:30 pace and the second at a 7:04 pace on the treadmill. I probably could have gone faster if my legs weren’t already killing me from the lunges on Friday.

I had never done chopsticks before this workout. They are definitely challenging. I should have picked the mountain climbers because I was whining about how hard they were by the second set. Allow me to demonstrate.

I spent an embarrasing amount of time on that. And I swear I looked online for an example before I drew it. It’s like I’m being willed to do more crappy drawings through lack of Google content.

Anyway, I can’t even tell you how sore I am after Friday and Saturday’s workouts. My chest hurts so much from those progressive pushups that the muscle soreness woke me up this morning when I was switching positions in bed. It woke me up! It feels like that first time you work out after years of doing nothing. So, the point of this post was just to bitch about how sore I am. Now someone go do that workout so we can bitch about how sore we are together. Or bitch about something totally random in the comments. You know you want to.


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16 responses to “Everything Hurts

  1. I am just going to say that I hate dudes. And we can have that conversation offline.

  2. Um. Chopsticks confuse me. Still trying to figure out what they are!

  3. Sarah S

    A workout done almost entirely lying down makes you my hero.

  4. We did the deck of cards workout one time at Crossfit & I wanted to puke — it’s intense! Speaking of which, I have Crossfit tonight & my body is already hurting in anticipation haha

  5. you’re gonna be a professional exercise-drawer pretty soon, i am thoroughly impressed with your skillz 🙂

  6. So, I am considering doing CrossFit for 8 weeks, but your post scares me. I have a half marathon this weekend, and then I was going to jump into action. Please tell me you lost weight or you feel amazing or something…am I going to hate it? One thing I’m not doing is going Paleo until the adopt some moderate drinking into that meal plan.

    • Paula

      I love Crossfit MORE than running. I’m much stronger and more toned because of it. It’s never the same so I never get bored. And the muscle soreness lets me know I’m actually improving something. Do it! You’ll love it!

  7. Laura WL

    I did the abdominal crossfit workout you posted on 3/25 on Thursday and my upper thighs are STILL sore (probably didn’t help that I ran 20 miles yesterday). I don’t think leg raises or flutter kicks are in my future for awhile. And I would seriously prefer lunges to mountain climbers. I could only do 10-20 mountain climbers at a time before my arms gave out. And it took 3 miles of my 6 mile run on Friday for my front shin muscles to loosen up after all those jump ropes. I do appreciate you sharing all the workouts though! I need to do the deck again soon.

    • Paula

      Yes! My upper thighs (flexors) killed me for DAYS. It hurt to get out of the car. I’m glad you tried it though! But the muscle pain is you getting stronger. 🙂 Usually if I have a long run, I avoid Crossfit for 3 days prior to the run so I’m not sore for it.

  8. Amber K

    Chopsticks seem like they’d be easier than mountain climbers, but then again when I’m sore simply shifting from one side to another while laying down seems hard!

  9. Is it just me, or are you getting more graphically savvy lately? I love your cute little chopstick pic. I would pin it, but I’m not hardcore.
    I am really having a hard time thinking of something to bitch about… I am really busy at work, and it’s overwhelming and kind of sucks. There is my bitch-fest 😉

  10. kathleen@runderbykat

    Question: How long do you do each card? 30 seconds? or # of reps?

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