It was 80 degrees Fahrenheit with a RealFeel® 90 degrees when I got to Guns Out CrossFit this morning. I forgot to check the humidity but my guess is that it was around 60 percent. That was at 8:30 this morning, the day of Murph 2017.
Because I am so slow at running, I started the WoD early using MapMyRun. I managed to run the mile in 18:17 and got through 3 rounds of 20 ring rows, 40 bar push-ups and 60 air squats. Then I overheated.
Bummer. But all is well. It feels pretty great for being off of my foot for 7 weeks.
It was uplifting to run, well, shuffle actually, for the entire mile. In my head I was running and I was good. Not once did I think a negative thought about running. All I could think about was foot placement, a little crunch, keep the chin up, shoulders over the hips and arms relaxed – do not swing or cross those hands in front of my body, head up, keep that form and watch your pace.
Thinking of myself as a runner was a mental breakthrough from my first day at 26.2 CrossFit three years ago. I ran truly happy running for a mile. Even in the heat.