Yay to new shoes!

 

 

It’s always exciting to get a pair of new runners.  And I’m more excited that my order for new Reebok Crossfit runners were delivered last Friday!

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These shoes are much lighter than my running shoes, and it makes sense since there’s minimal cushioning.  I wore them to my Friday and Saturday classes and they felt pretty good.

This past Friday we worked on bench press.  Was it the wide-grip bench press that I’m used to doing?  NOPE!  Rather,  we were doing close-grip bench press, which I have NEVER done before, so it was definitely much more difficult for me to do.  And it was also very frustrating because the weight I can comfortably press using a wide-grip was extremely difficult for me on Friday.  So difficult that I couldn’t even finish my 5 reps on my last (3rd) set.  😦

It was very frustrating and made me realize that I do have alot of work in regards to getting stronger, but I’m determined.

Saturday was a better work out, we focused on back squats.. again my first time doing these at Sublime.  I’ve done squats at home before but there were some minor tweaking to my form that I needed to focus on.  The coach did have positive feedback for me, saying that aside from the minor tweaks, my form was really good.  I’m really trying to focus on form and not so much on the actual weight.  Need to remind myself that I need to start off slow and not get too caught up in the weights that others are squatting.  I’ll get there eventually right?!

This past weekend, my plan was to go out for a 10 mile run on Sunday morning.  Since I’m no longer running the full marathon, I decided to run the 1/2 marathon but now I’m wondering if I’ll be able to run the 1/2.  I haven’t run more than 4 miles in the past 4-5 weeks, so definitely no where near 1/2 marathon distance.  I’d like to think that I’m in still good shape (with Crossfit) and that I should still be able to complete the 1/2 marathon.  Will it be sub 2 hour?  Probably not… I have one last weekend to try and get some mileage in before the race.  Hubby says he’ll run the 1/2 marathon with me, so if anything we’ll go and run together and we’ll cross the finish line together and that will be a great accomplishment for me.  That is something I’ve always wanted to do.  We’ll see how the next week goes.

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One thought on “Yay to new shoes!

  1. cathyo says:

    You are quite right to focus on proper form and worry about adding weight later. Improper form leads to injuries and nobody wants that.

    Good luck with your half…you’ve got a good attitude towards that too… A lovely run with hubby..enjoy!

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