The family and I spent a few days at the Running Y Resort near Klamath Falls this weekend. We actually departed on Thursday afternoon and returned yesterday about 2 p.m. I had googled the resort before we departed and was impressed that they had a running trail, a fitness room (with a treadmill, elliptical and numerous weight machines), and a pool (one for the kiddos, too!). Unfortunately, what they lacked was onsite childcare and jogging strollers. Because DH was occupied with meetings all day and their stringent rules didn't allow children in the fitness room - I was unable to do much of anything.
I was very, very sore on Thursday after my first CrossFit workout (the long drive certainly didn't help), so I tried to loosen up by chasing the kiddos up/down the hallway and the 3 floors of stairs for about 20 minutes. It helped a little but certainly wasn't much of a workout.
It is becoming clear that we may wish to actually bring a babysitter along when we travel in the future. Unfortunately, the sitters we use regularly are students and thereby would not be able to accompany us during the school year. Hmm. Stuff to ponder/contemplate for the future.
Today, I was finally able to get out the door and run. The weather was great, sunny and approx.58 degrees. I elected to go for 8 miles at a faster pace than I generally run my long runs. I finished the 2 loops in 1:10.54... an average of 8.51. Not bad.
My original plan was to do CrossFit workouts on my Easy/NonRunning days (as suggested by Lillie). However, I think I'll modify today's WOD and go for it this evening after dinner.
Three rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters *
50 Back Extensions
50 Sit-ups *
* I'm going to substitute the 800 meter run with 50 Wall Push-ups (until my wrist is stronger, I can't yet do a 'standard' push-up & I already ran 8 miles today) and I'll have to do Crunches rather than Sit-ups - my abs aren't that strong yet.
Edited after completing the modified WOD:
I wasn't certain how I was going to do the back extensions - I don't exactly have much equipment here at home. I googled 'back extensions, home equipment' and came up with a temporary solution. I used my exercise ball and my kiddos. I laid across the ball with the ball as far under my thighs/hip as I could. I then had the kiddos sit on my feet and calves. Unfortunately, as they moved around, I'd lose balance and tip over. Too bad I didn't videotape this as I'm sure it would have been quite humorous. For the last round, I asked DH to hold my ankles. That worked a lot better. The goal for today's WOD was 3 rounds for time - I completed the WOD in 25.35. Slow. Those back extensions were tough.
Oh - I didn't do the warm-up... I just jumped in... After things were picked up following dinner, I didn't have much time before the kiddos' bedtime. I always read them a story and I didn't want to prolong their bedtime. :)