I had a hard time with today.. I struggled since last night over whether or not I should go. I found out that it was going to be a 5k run, and then 100kb swings for time.
If you’ve read any of my posts about running, you’ll know that I have this crazed fear of running long distances (more than 800m is long distance to me, fwiw..) and that I just don’t like it or want to do it. I’ll do just about anything, but running is something I’m terrible at, and incredibly slow at.
I talked to Russ about it last night at dinner (with a group of friends!) and he said I could row a 5k instead. YES. I can totally row! Now.. the furthest I’ve ever rowed was 2500m, during our split 5k we did awhile back, but.. I figured I could try it.
I just didn’t want to be one of those people who decided not to go because they didn’t like the workout. I tried to think of it like, if I didn’t know what the workout was, I would’ve gone anyway. And I would’ve done it.
My fear for the running part, (which turned out to be correct) was that everyone would be running in the 20s, and my last 5k time was 43 fucking minutes.. I would be taking twice as long as everyone else, and it would’ve been hell.. 🙁 Yes, I know running more makes you a better runner, but.. not today. I was fearing the pain in my arches!
I’m complaining a lot here…
I rowed. It was great. I beat my last 2500m time by 1:30! I did 2500m in 13 min, which I was happy about! I ended up finishing at 27 minutes, roughly.
We moved on to KB swings after a bit. 100 of them. If we put the kettlebell down, it was 5 burpees.. I only put it down twice.. good god. I finished those in 6:15 or so.