Before signing up for the class, I messaged the head coach, Toni, and asked her if she thought doing a back to back workout was advisable. She said as long as I wasn’t injured I should be okay. I told her I planned to be a power walker so that it would be less impact. I assumed I wouldn’t get those 12 splat points because I wasn’t sure I would be able to push myself into the orange zone by power walking. Boy was I WRONG!!!!
I got to the studio at 9:20am, unpacked my bag, helped another member figure out the lockers, and then waited in the lobby. Ashley arrived and I convinced her to start on the floor instead of the treadmills. We did so many ab exercises on the floor, and jump squats on the TRX straps that I was feeling like I was really developing some power! (And slightly dying) I was working hard and felt like my body is starting to really respond to the workouts.
After a block on the floor, we went to the treadmills and I stuck with my plan of being a power walker. I looked up at the screen to check my stats, and to my surprise, I earned 3 splat points on the weight floor! I got to walking, and boy did I walk fast! For my PUSH pace I was walking at a 6% incline. For my ALL OUT pace I was walking a 10% incline. At one point a Black Eyed Peas song came on and I told Ashley that was the song that was playing when I crossed the finish line at Ironman a couple years ago. My eyes teared up, as they ALWAYS DO when I hear that song. It is a constant reminder that I am a badass and can do anything I put my mind to. The video of my finish line is at the end of this blog!
Back to the floor we went for more ab and leg exercises. We used the stretchy bands which I kinda hate because they rollup as you use them. They kept rolling up and I finally said “Screw it, just let it hurt your skin a little bit and get through it!”
The workout ended with a four minute row on the water rowers. I powered through 916 meters in 4 minutes! The goal the coach set was 800, so I felt really accomplished by going a little bit above what was expected!
Happy New Year everyone!!!!