Finally, the spirit of running, well the spirit of the Granny shuffle, kicked in as I made my way around one of my walking routes. It felt amazing. Since my foot drama I have come back with a 100k row and a jumprope challenge and a barely shuffle twenty feet on Monday’s walk.
For the last few weeks I have been pushing my Wall Ball (my little Charlie R. in his stroller) for a mile plus walk, gradually increasing my walking speed but today something just took over and I started the real granny shuffle. It was a bit of a shock.
Then my mind kicked in telling me to start some run/walk intervals for time when all of a sudden my mind took over and I started shuffling, not wanting to walk. (It may have happened because I was so close to home and I wanted to be done already.) And as I shuffled those old feelings of thinking I am a runner popped into my mind.
I am back. Shuffling, but I am really back. Time to break out the PWR Sandbag and take that shuffle to the next level.
My little Charlie R. is growing like a weed. His nap time has been fluctuating since returning from his French holiday but this week I think he has totally sorted himself out. He is definitely a morning baby, up early, nap early and then play hard, work hard until it is time to go to sleep.
Finally we got to go on one of our beloved one-mile walks today and it was wonderful. Hot. Humid. But it was simply glorious.
Love that Map My Run app! Works well for walking too.
Next time, I will remember to strap on my PWR Sandbag and don my running shoes so we can go faster.
Well, faster is a relative term.
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!
This is my third officially registered MURPH CHALLENGE. Last year I was finally able to run both miles thanks to training with my PWR Sandbag in preparation for the event at 26.2 CrossFit in Rockledge, Florida. I did not use the PWR Sandbag in the challenge but wearing it in running short distances made it that much easier to simply run the mile on my own.
This year, still using my PWR Sandbag in preparation for Murph 2017 at Guns Out CrossFit in Montgomery, Alabama, I am working up to a 10 Round sequence of 10-Ring Rows ( modified pull-ups), 20 Push-ups (modified to a bar about 36 inches off the ground), and 30 Air Squats with a 400 meter row at the beginning of each round. I am rowing due to a broken toe.
It is impractical to wear the sandbag while rowing. Taking it off and putting it back on costs me some time, but when I do the MURPH it is without the weight vest anyway so no matter.
Truly I hope my hard work pays off this year and that my toes will be healed to do well enough on the runs to drop my time from last year. It would thrill me to significantly put in a much better time than last year!