by, Eric Gilliland
When I first joined Crossfit Boston I was warned early on, that "unless there is snow on the ground we run outside, so be prepared." When there was no WOD posted on the website last night I should have suspected: running in the cold (or rowing). Unaware as to the workout that was coming my way, I peeled myself out of bed and put on my winter jacket for the first time this winter. 26 degrees, 30 percent chance of flurries.
On the train, the words of came back to me, "unless there is snow on the ground we run outside..." "Nah," I thought. It's too cold.
Unsurprisingly, Crossfit Boston had the last laugh. As I foam-rolled my muscles awake, Coach Jen only needed to write for a second to tell us what we would be doing today:
It was one of those moments where you just have to laugh; being ill-equipped (and by that I mean ill-dressed for an outdoor run), and knowing that I cursed myself with my thoughts on the T, I laughed. And honestly? The workout was pretty great. I overhead squatted (OHS) 110lbs, which I have never done before, I ran my miles at just under 8 minutes a mile--26:35 for 3.4 miles, maintaining my barefoot/POSE technique!
I snotted all over myself, I had a hacking cough, and I didn't realize until I got home that I couldn't feel two of my toes. It was great. It was great because nothing else this week will feel that hard.