I just have to make it through work today and then the trek to Vermont begins. Tonight is the easy part of the drive, heading to Wilkes-Barre to stay at my parents’ and shave a fraction of the time of the drive. Originally, the plan was to have drinks and dinner with my parents, but they made other plans instead. Oh okay, then. (#blacksheepofthefamily) However, I believe things worked out for the best because that means I may get to hang out with Alexis and Justin tonight, while drinking my parents’ alcohol.
Okay, let’s backtrack. I’m getting ahead of myself here. Crossfit has been killer this week. The past three workouts have left me completely wrecked. Yesterday’s was no different.
Seven Rounds of:
7 Handstand push-ups
7 Thrusters (135/95)(Scale: 60% of Push Press)
7 Knees to elbows
7 Deadlifts (245/170)(Scale: 60%)
7 Kettlebell swings (2/1.5)
1 Mile run
*Scaling will be available, of course. Use 1 mile run as a cool down.
And scale I did indeed. Handstand pushups became regular pushups, thrusters were done with 55 pounds, knees to elbows were v-ups, deadlifts were 135 pounds, kettlebell swings were 12 kilograms and pull ups were done with a band. I distinctly remember- in maybe the 5th or 6th round- staring at my kettlebell and thinking “I can’t do this anymore.” My heart was pounding like crazy, I was dizzy, and sweat had saturated my shorts and tank top so badly, it looked like I had jumped into a swimming pool. But I finished. I had to. There isn’t another option. 27:37. And then I ran probably the slowest mile I have ever ran in my life, just praying for my legs not to crap out. They didn’t- they certainly weren’t happy and I stopped to stretch out those mean calves of mine, but I made it through. What a workout.
On that note, I’m going to try and not be anal about working out on this trip. I’m packing running clothes and dumbbells, but I want to have a good time and try not to stress too much (sort of like how I was in OCMD last year. I plan to work out, but not two hours every day). Although we are both very Type-A, we haven’t gone crazy with planning for this. We have a vague outline of what we want to do, but we don’t have it narrowed down to a detailed itinerary of 15-minute increments. We should arrive in Burlington in the early afternoon, we’ll get settled, pick up some groceries and make dinner and probably head to a bar for a drink or two. On Saturday, I’d really love to go for a run, and then we’ll spend some time hiking before checking out some breweries and wineries. That night is our “nice” dinner night- weirdly enough, we sent each other the same restaurant to look at, ha. On Sunday, we’ll putz around for a bit (hopefully in my Brooks first) and then leave for New York in the late afternoon (we’re staying there to help break up the ride home). On Monday, we’ll spend most of the day driving back to Harrisburg. Boo.
With that being said, have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend, and if you have any recommendations for Burlington, please share! I’ll be back here Tuesday.