Poor Life Choices

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Anyway. Revelations. Let talk about them. And no, I’m not referring to those that reside in the biblical realm. Instead, I’m thinking more about those moments when you’re hanging out, reading a book in bed, and it hits you out of nowhere: “Oh, shoot! That bike tour thing is in one month and I haven’t been on my road bike since last year’s race!”

Whoops.

Remember how I told y’all I was doing the Elephant Rock 66 mile bike course with my dad this June? Unfortunately, it’s almost May…and I still haven’t been on my bike a single time. Seeing as it is once again dumping snow from our seemingly perpetually gray skies, I knew the roadie wasn’t coming out of the garage. I decided to save the pavement-tire reunion for another day, and instead cracked open my iPhone to look at 24Hour Fitness’s class schedule. You see, I’ve had a 24Hour membership forever, but literally haven’t stepped foot in the big box metropolis since January. Between CrossFit and running, I haven’t had a reason to go, and quite honestly, the membership will more than likely get the axe this summer. But I digress…

I saw that there was a spin class midday and realized it was in my best interests to get my butt into that studio for an hour-long sweatfest. I don’t mind spin class, but I’d much rather be on the roads….or running…or at CrossFit. I then flipped over to look at Monday’s CrossFit workout and realized that it was one that I wanted to do, also. What is a girl to do?

Both. Obviously.

Instead of removing either from the day, I rationalized that I could just do both. After all, 66 miles will take me a few hours to ride, so really, the double workout would help prep my muscles for the beating they’ll endure next month. Working on tired muscles just helps them work when they’re tired later, right?

I went to CrossFit in the morning when I had a break in my day and enjoyed a workout full of power cleans, deadlifts, sumo deadlift high pulls, and wall balls. In short, it was a lot of legs! I finished up at Big Horn, worked for a couple hours, and headed over to 24Hour for spin class during my lunch break. My legs were definitely tired on that bike and I felt the burn in my quads, but it actually wasn’t as bad as I had expected. Granted, I’m now on the couch, looking like a stuffed sausage in all of this compression:

compression

Poor life choices, my friends.

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How often do you pull the double workout with two entirely different sports?

I’ve done it quite a few times with running, but it seemed so much harder with two entirely different activities!

11 Comments

  • Reply Miz at

    never? but I so so so so so did before I learned what my bod needed 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply Alyssa at

    I’ve done it if I’ve been in your position and have time and really want to do both. But it’s not typical in my life! Here and there I get these crazy notions 🙂

  • Reply Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb at

    I’ve been doing doubles for the past couple weeks but they’re totally different ends of the spectrum….early morning run and yoga at lunch or yoga in the AM and total body class at lunch….so I guess it’s a bit different. Personally I’m loving it but am willing to admit after yesterday’s yoga, total body, and then Boston Strong run I woke up this morning to go for a run, listened to my body, and said, not today.

    • Reply heather at

      I’ve done yoga with another activity quite a few times, but I guess I consider yoga more of a relaxation thing for me and not a workout 🙂

  • Reply Natalie @ Free Range Human at

    I tend to do that on the weekends a lot! Sometimes it definitely catches up with you. I totally understand where you’re coming from. I have bike race coming up in June, and my bike has been in the garage since October. Definitely time to dust it off.

  • Reply Andrea R. at

    alllllllll the time!!!
    yesterday I did weights in the morning, cross fit in the afternoon ((rowing)) and ran in the evening!!
    legs were DEAD by that run… luckily a slow one was on the books!!

    • Reply heather at

      Ok, that is bananas! I definitely don’t think I’d ever do 3 totally different workouts in one day 🙂

  • Reply Heidi Nicole at

    More importantly…how are the butt bones feeling?

    Thats usually the worst part about getting back on the bike, especially if you talk yourself into a ride two days in a row!

    • Reply heather at

      Ha, I did notice that this morning– definitely sore! Good thing I’m breaking that area in before Elephant Rock– otherwise 66 miles could lead to some seriously awkward suffering the next day 😉

  • Reply Lynn at

    Last week I went mountain biking and then played volleyball. My volleyball definitely suffered, but it’s so hard to choose one thing when you really want to do both!

  • Reply rachel at

    yesterday i had to work from home, and by 4pm i was so zooey from computer-ing i really had to go for a run, but i already had plans to go rock climbing that evening. so i did both. a bit excessive in my opinion, since i like to conserve all my energy for climbing, but it would have been fine as a relatively isolated occurrence. but this morning, i woke up to the most beautiful weather i’ve seen in days! and as luck would have it, i have to teach lunchtime bodypump in the windowless basement of a gym. but how can i let the sun go unappreciated?? my guess is that an evening jog will probably happen. no self-restraint whatsoever. but all in all, definitely a case of first-world problems.

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