Overheated but I ran: Murph 2017

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.

I win. 

120/365  ~ dedicated to my running Coaches, Shane Turner and Linda Cowart


Murph on Monday

It has been seven weeks since I broke my toe.  I was confined to #TheShoe up until a week ago. I have been walking but not doing any running so tomorrow is going to be a challenge for me on many levels. The good news is I have been using my PWR Sandbag to help me prepare for the Murph Challenge by walking and pushing Charlie R in his stroller for 1 mile walks. 

I am having a difficult time falling asleep in anticipation of what tomorrow will bring. I really want to run, or in all honesty it is a Granny Shuffle, like last year. My goal is to break down the WoD into 20-40-60 at 5 rounds but the reality is 10-20-30 at 10 rounds is probably more realistic. 

Thanks to my Honey-do for juicing a couple of power concoctions for me over the last couple of days. He has a power combo ready for me to down with my plant protein powder first thing in the morning when I wake up.

Alright. Time for bed! 


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