Crossfit Performance – Day 1

Well…finally decided to take the plunge and start a blog.  I have not decided on how I am going to move forward with this blog.  Is it going to be personal with a bit of business or business with a bit of personal.  We’ll just see how it goes.  I think it will mostly be for my own use…so might simply be a dialogue of things that I’ve got going on in my head.  So you can either read…or not read…really up to you.

As a topic for today…my first session of the on-ramp class for Crossfit.  I’ve joined up with Crossfit Performance (CFP) in Fairfield to be a part of the gym and really provide motivation for myself to get back into shape.  Have been in a bit of a lull recently and have really felt the need to get back into it.  With my commuting schedule…leaving on the 6:08 am train for NYC and then getting back home around 7:45 pm…the motivation was definitely lacking.  A friend mentioned to me that he started with CFP and was really getting into it.  I looked it up online and decided to give it a go.  OK…so my decision wasn’t that easy…but I decided to get into it.

This morning was the first session…start time 6:30 am.  We went through a few basics in terms of posture and structure of running.  We then moved into more of the same with squats and push-ups.  At first I thought that as it was the first class…Ben (the lead instructor) was going to take it easy on us.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.

So as a wrap-up we went through a performance test so that we would be able to measure our improvement once the 30-day on-ramp class was completed.  The test consisted of a 250 meter sprint then a cycle of 12 push-ups, 12 squats, 9 push-ups, 9 squats, 6 push-ups, 6 squats, and then a final 250 meter sprint…call for time.  I finished…which is about all I can say.  Man…am I out of shape.  Finished in 4 minutes and 16 seconds…we’ll see how that time holds up after 11 more sessions.

Feeling pretty good at the moment though know I am going to be sore tomorrow…been trying to stay hydrated throughout the day…but know it is coming.  I’m excited though…definitely feels good to get back into it.

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