Ya’ll are probably tired of hearing about how cold it is here right now, but it never ceases to amaze me that 1) It actually gets so cold in Austin and 2) that I show up to an unheated gym in frigid temperatures for the privilege of freezing my tush off. And that I’m not alone.
It was 23 degrees when I left home this morning, according to the thermostat in my car. And the lady on the radio said the windchill was right around 12.
It’s pretty cool that so many people showed up for class despite the temp. In the past, if it was cold, few people turned out, which really made Zach mad.
Unfortunately, there was no keeping the garage doors closed and the wind out this morning.
5 rounds for time
3 shuttle runs (sidewalk-to-sidewalk and back)
15 wall ball shots (M 20# / W 14#)
21 GHD hip extensions
Being the little goodie-toe-shoes that I am and a total sucker for pain, I pointed out an error when I saw they had written 3 rounds on the board instead of the 5 that had been tweeted the night before. One of the girls half scolded me, which made me laugh. Of course, Zach didn’t see how we could finish 5 rounds AND do the strength component — which was shoulder press. So we skipped the strength.
That was fine with me. My shoulders were toast.
There weren’t enough med balls or GHD machines for everyone, so we didn’t all start on the same exercise. I started with hip extensions, and I scoped out where the 14# balls were along the wall so I could make sure to grab one with it was time.
Time: 12:06 RX
We had time for extra work, so Zach came up with this:
20 mountain climber jumps (both legs at the same time)
20 staggered hand pushups (10 per side)
20 sit ups
Then he laughed we would never make it though one of his boot camps. Hahaha! I finished nearly 2 rounds in the few minutes he gave us.
When I got home, I was sore and cold, and very grateful that the heat works just fine. I had already done my time outside and that was plenty.