I may be showing my age… but does anyone remember the movie Billy Madison where Adam Sandler is an underachieving, lazy bump on a log…. well one day he was drunk, as usual, and started hallucinating. We see him start talking with a Penguin and he says “Why are you here? It’s hot here! It’s to hot for Penguins!!” So, that my friends is exactly what I was thinking when I decided in my ultimate wisdom to do 200M repeats at 1:00 in the afternoon on a Sunday. I guess I was trying to make up for the fact that I had to miss two days of crossfit because I had to work and wanted to start the week off with a gusto…
So this was my workout:
10x 200 M repeats
I rolled up to the gym at about 12:50 and was ready to get started.. I had made sure I was super hydrated and had Nuun in my water bottle. I stretched, did my drills, and waited on my running partner. I was super thrilled that Wilson Horrell would be joining me in the repeats because he brings a certain humor that is only appreciated when you are about ready to puke. Few people possess this type of humor so it is an absolute treat to work out with him.
Okay, so on to the repeats. The first couple repeats I was cooking. I felt like I had great form and while it was hot I didn’t feel to terrible. That all changed when I hit repeat number 3. As I lined up to start my watch I could feel sweat drip in between my butt crack… I saw some magical butterflies… and I thought I would lose the recently ingested Nuun all over the parking lot. I looked over at Wilson and he looked pretty damn fresh still so I told myself to suck it up and run.
Unfortunately, Wilson ended up hurt at about repeat 7 or maybe 8… they all ran together by that point and he had to bow out of the last couple. The first thought that ran through my mind was “Hmmm I don’t have to finish these things.. I mean who would know.” I know.. that was a terrible thought. So, I put my big girl panties up and finished. I literally had sweat dripping from my elbows and my chin. So.. who is ready to do that again??