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- I’m running a 5k in November that I’m not ready for.
- I’ve been feeling slow and heavy lately. I’m in crappy aerobic shape, even if my planks arms are not bad.
- I’ve been trying to convince myself to get back into running on the weekends, in the evenings, in the mornings. Nothing doing.
Why I’m flirting with Crossfit
- There’s a Crossfit gym 2 blocks from my office.
- My co-worker, Io, is a normal person. She does Crossfit on her lunch hour, 5 days/week.
- Having a workout buddy would exponentially increase the likelihood of my going.
Thoughts after doing one intro class
- Doing Crossfit will help me build muscle and aerobic endurance. This will help me feel strong and more agile.
- I can do this. No feelings of doubt or anxiety.
- The gym is expensive, but it also has a pool, a whirlpool, a sauna, and really nice showers. I lovelovelove using the sauna in the winter.
- I can use the gym in two other locations in town.
- The membership is month-to-month, so if it sucks, I can quit.
Why I’m wary of Crossfit
- I’m not going to eat meat. If any coaches start talking paleo and not hearing vegan, it’s not going to be pretty.
- It’s expensive. I’m going to want to work out more to “get my money’s worth” out of the gym. Good? Bad?
- People get obsessed with Crossfit. It becomes a dominant part of their life. I’m not looking for that.
There are vegan Crossfitters