Thanks to Joe at work, there's a good chance I might die in the next month.
2 months ago Joe started going to Irontribe. Joe had never lifted
a weight before (according to Joe). What little I knew about Irontribe was that it was a form of crossfit, which to
be honest was not something I'd ever thought about, much less thought that someone like Joe would not only stick with
for 2 months, but also enjoy.
Nothing against Joe. I just know we both spend the majority of our week sitting in front of computers.
2 weeks ago Irontribe hosted a session one Saturday morning to come out for an (easy) practice workout to see if it
would be a good fit. As an added incentive, if you're referred by someone (re: Joe) then you can take the 4-week Tribe 101
class for free. I enjoyed the practice workout, and it only took me 5 days to recover. For free, there's no reason to not
try the 101 class and learn the moves that they speed through during the regular class.
The 101 classes I'm in are Mon/Wed/Thu at 7pm. I've gotten through the first week, and I've enjoyed each workout. I've yet to not be sore
afterwards (or even during, sometimes). It's the only real exercise beyond walking that I've done in years. I'd been slacking off on my walking
schedule and realized I need something different - were someone else sets the time and tells me what to do vs walking around a track at a pace I just
kind of fall into.
I've had a lot of huffing and puffing. I can actually trot - not quite a jog, but faster than the walking pace I had going around the school
track. Granted, that trot is 100 meters at a time vs a 3 mile walk, but string a couple of those together while throwing in some excercises
that invariably make my thighs burn, and I think I'm getting a better workout.
The first night we ran a 15 minute capped exercise routine. 100 meter run (well, trot), 3 sets of body weight squats, 25lb kettle bell swings, and
sit-ups (set 1 = 15 reps, set 2 = 12 reps, set 3 = 9 reps), finished up with another 100 meter trot (mostly a walk at that point). I managed a 10:38 time.
At the end of 4 weeks that time is supposed to go down. I wonder if I can get it down to 8 minutes?