Thursday 01.31.13

Run 800 meters
50 Squats
Run 800 meters
50 Butterfly sit-ups
Run 800 meters

Compare to 12.15.11

no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm


  1. 18:36. CFSU were slow. Used new abmat…interesting.

    1. I think I remember you posting that in the jSt couple weeks, which was part of the reason I bought one 😉
      My tailbone os feeling better but still tender Bd yes abmat made it feel better.

  2. 24:41

    broke up cfsu, 20 before last 800 and 20 after, all else as rx'd

  3. 15:20…. Elliptical to switch it up. It's snowy here in Chicago but I was sweating up a storm with this workout. Good one!

  4. Im going to save this one for a day that I won't get picked up and blown away by the wind…lol
    Might try one I found on youtube later…

  5. 26:14 did grandmama cf su & ram for 5 min…hope that. Got me 800 meters.

  6. Ran 4 mile warm up then…


    800's on the treadmill

  7. 14:00 as rx'd with a ten second conversation with a neighbor in the middle 🙂 are any other mommas in south Florida? There's actually a breeze today!! Normally the 800m runs are killer in the heat!

  8. 19:47
    1st and 2nd round 6.0, 3rd round 6-7.0
    Added 20 pushups afterwards.

  9. I'm laughing so hard right now because I was just informed that I was converting meters to miles wrong this entire time (Jan 8th – today)…. I've been DOUBLING the runs and trying to figure out why the heck I was so slow compared to EVERY SINGLE person doing the challenge…. lol…. so instead of 1.5 miles today I did THREE hahaa. I thought my time was decent 32:17 until I read the comments – too funny, at least I know for the rest of the 90 days!

  10. Forgot to set the timer but I did the work out!!
    Thanks Shawntae for pushing me!

  11. Did this my Way since I was out without watch, ran 500 steps, did 50 squats; 5 rounds: 26 min. Ran 15 min more and did 50 x- situps.

  12. Just found this blog and am interested in starting. Should you do a warm-up first or just stretch and then jump in?

    1. I just jump in and do the workout, then stretch afterwards and in the evening before I go to bed. After a week adjustment period I haven't had any issues with over soreness or aches. That is just my experience, I hope others share too.

    2. I always warm up by jogging, jumping jacks, or jump rope for about 5 min and then do the workout & stretch after.

  13. 23:35 had to break it up because elliptical is in the unheated garage (-18 today) so did 800m 25 squats, 800m 25 squats, 800m then came in the house and did the 50 cfsu. Excellent workout.

    My elliptical doesn't do distance just strides, so I did the math and figured 1 meter=1 stride? Close enough? Anybody else having this problem and doing something different? All I know is I can't wait until spring/summer when I can do these workouts in the sunshine!

  14. I'll be doing this later tonight as my 4th day following this site. I CrossFit at a gym a couple years ago, and have a long list of really good excuses why I stopped going…but I'm not letting myself off the hook any more:-)

    I'm looking for some advice – After Monday's workout, I was sore. After Tuesday's, I was mostly useless on Wednesday. Today I'm slightly better, meaning that I could put on a shirt that pulled over my head, and go up and down one flight of stairs.

    I don't mind really "feeling it" the day after a good workout now and then, but this has been tough. Is there anyone else who basically started from zero who could share how long it took for them to be a little more comfortable? Or am I just that horribly out of shape?

    I want to keep trying. I just need a light at the end of the tunnel. I don't remember being this miserable before, but I was only going 2-3x/week.

    Thanks for any advice you can give:-)

    1. I just started a couple of weeks ago. I had been running before I started, but I was still pretty sore after the first day. I found it was better to do what I could and then rest a day or two, and then go again. I can still feel the workout the day after, but it's not near as bad. Better to rest than to hurt yourself. Good luck!

    2. I started from couch potato and it took me about a week to feel good. I still feel like my muscles are tight, but not in a painful way, more like they're just not as stretchy, especially my abs. As someone who's never been "in shape", I don't know if it's just that they are getting better tone, or what. I still feel sore the next day, but the level of soreness has decreased drastically. I've been doing it about 2 1/2 weeks.

    3. I have been doing it for 2 weeks and I was running before, I was very sore the first week and hardly am now, I still feel it but not nearly as bad in the beginning… Hang in there and stretch afters,,

  15. 29:05

    Alternated walking and running
    Could only do 25 regular sit-ups

  16. Oh and in response to Mandy right above me, I'm right there with you girl. Today is only day 2 for me, and I am FEELING it bad. I've never tried CrossFit before, but I'm just so tired of feeling sluggish and unhealthy. Just wanted to let you know you're not struggling alone. 🙂

  17. 24:53. Did half miles on the treadmill. Thighs are killing me today, this one felt good though.

  18. Stumbled onto this blog a couple weeks ago and just started yesterday. I use to do Crossfit a few years ago but had to quit due to the cost of it. This website is awesome!!

    18:08 – substituted the run with 800m rows

    Mandy, I'm sore after yesterday. Squats were hard today. From past experience, a protein shake and lots of water afterwards helps with the sore muscles. Eventually it will get easier.

  19. THIS is why I love this blog – all of the encouragement! SO happy I found you guys four months ago! For those of you talking about soreness, I still get sore a lot – aspirin is my best friend. 🙂

    36:11 – I ran half/walked half! SO proud of my time and my speeds today. Runs at 4.9, walks at 3.5! I'm closer to being the runner I want to be! Thanks, Jenni!!

  20. 4:11 for squats and CFSU only. Also ran 3.4 miles with a friend.

    I just started this a month ago after running for quite some time. It was rough the first week and I can still feel it but not enough to be an issue. Hang in there, Mandy, it gets better quickly. And I can already feel a difference in my strength!

  21. 15:41. Subbed 500 jump rops for run. Below zero here!!!

  22. Mandy, I started from scratch and the first week and a half I could hardly move, but I did each excercise as close to prescribed as I could everyday. After that week and a half, I woke up one morning and wasn't sore anymore. It's amazing how fast your body adjusts to the demands made on it! It's been four weeks today and I feel great! It gets easier everyday! My muscles still get sore every once in a while, but not like the first part. Good luck to you!

  23. 16:30
    Jogged for 4 minutes for each 800 Meters
    CFSU's getting a little easier. We'll see what tomorrow has in store for us!

  24. 30:45
    Alternated run/walk
    Slower at the gym
    30 cf su rest crunches

  25. 20:09 Goal was 20 minutes. That's twice this week I was a few seconds over my goal. Grrrr! Tomorrow I won't let it happen! Positive self-talk works, right?!?! 😉

  26. Mandy: I've done every workout for exactly 1 month today! Woohoo! The first 10 days were rough, but my body has adapted. I feel stronger, healthier, and more confident than before. I have changed my eating habits. I've even lost a few lbs. I'm so thankful I found this website. I read a quote a while back that I love in regards to Crossfit…."Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better." I am reminded of this during every WOD! Hang in there, you'll be glad you did.

  27. Christy, the quote you used just sang to me as I am disappointed as I comment. I'm on Day 4, I've not been nearly as sore as I thought I would be, but tonight was the first day so far that I didn't really want to do the WOD and almost didn't. I almost gave in to the daily grind (home from work 2 hours late, supper, showers, homework/test, etc.), but I decided to suck it up (somewhat). I didn't make it through it all, but I did something so "I don't wish it was easier, I wish I was better"!! 24 minutes (including bathroom stop) I walked/ran first 2 800 m, did all squats, 40 CFSU with feet anchored and didn't make it back on the treadmill for the last 800 🙁 However, as I've said almost everyday….it's better than 24 minutes on the couch, lol. Hang in there with me Mandy! 😀

  28. 19:08

    Been doing it for one week and a day today!! don't know what I would do if I never found this site… so grateful thanks!! love it!! 🙂

  29. Thanks for all the encouragement!
    20:04, with runs on the treadmill. It's a crummy treadmill, and the display just quit, but I kept a good pace for 5 minutes each time.

    Even though I'm hobbling around, not already feeling a difference in other ways. As sore as I was, I was actually looking forward to working out. And I don't know if I really am… But I feel more productive. Like, if I can do those 50 squats, I could put away that load of laundry, too:-)

    this is an awesome Site, and I'm looking forward to making progress.

  30. 17:14 as rx'ed. Still moving slow after the Filthy Fifty!

  31. Just found this last night, so today was my first day. Forgot to hit watch, but I was just under 30:00. had to run/walk but did the entire distance. Did all squats and SU's. Is there anything I need to know? I have never done crossfit and my Hubby thinks I am nuts!!

  32. 16:11 as rx'd. Way to go, Mandy and everyone else! I love that quote, we just recently moved and things have been hard for me, so I will just keep trying to be better! Love this blog! Thank you, Jenni!!

  33. 21:38
    Did 3/2 miles on bike instead of run.
    Shopping for a treadmill next month I hope!

  34. 19:36
    Ran a little more than 800 meters as that's just the distance of my loop. I could use a little extra running tho!

  35. 28:34 as Rx'ed. Ran in an indoor track ( I don't my GPS was right). It seems slow considering I usually finish a 2mile run in 16:00.

  36. Had a wonderful run in the rain (about 5K) Was thanking God for the relief from the terrible heat we have had lately. Didn't time it, but felt good! Felt like I could have run 10, but had to go make dinner for my kids!
    Then just did the squats and CF sit ups in 3:14

  37. 14:35
    I need to be better about posting my times right after my workout but for some reason, my iPhone5 won't let me post from it (going to talk to Blogger about it).

  38. 18:53

    Subbed crunches for CFSUs so I'm sure that shaved some off my time but I do finally feel stronger and am able to mentally push through sometimes.

    Knees still sore from Filthy Fifty!

  39. Jen Roe- You are my inspiration. (Although I will never run 4 miles as a "warm up"!)

  40. Susan Brown-

    I would suggest stretching before the WOD but other than that, jump right in! You can also stretch after to try to avoid your muscles being too sore the next day, although sometimes it is unavoidable! 😉 Welcome!

  41. Mandy-

    I am glad that all of our Mamas have given you such good advice and shared their experiences. Christy and a few others got it right when they said that they were super sore the first one or two weeks until their muscles and body adapted to the new routine and then it lessened. I still get sore from time to time but it is manageable and I actually get excited when I am sore the next day now because I know that something is changing for the better and that I pushed myself hard enough to cause that. I would not recommend skipping days to recover. If you have to hold back a little on the next day, that is fine, just do your best. But if you are skipping days your body won't adjust to the new demands and you will just continue the cycle of extreme soreness for a longer, drawn out period. Hang in there. It will get much, much better.:)

  42. Queen-
    Your dedication and determination is inspiring. I love reading your comments and seeing your progress!

  43. Took me 43 minutes because i ran 3 miles stopping halfway to do the squats then the 50 crossfit situps.

  44. About 25 minutes. The first day I've been able to run outside in about three months. Wish i was a faster runner!

  45. 23:00 regular situps, had to do them at the end for my hubby to hold my feet

    Josh: 16:35 as RXd

  46. 23:00 regular situps, had to do them at the end for my hubby to hold my feet

    Josh: 16:35 as RXd

  47. 15:20 its Superbowl Sunday and I don't want to workout but I got off my ass and out in the 20 drg weather! CFSU are look deceptively easy. I could only do 30 and only was able to go halfway up. However I added a 5lb weighted ball to the squats.

  48. ~20 mins. Ran 6 mins each time since not sure how far track am using is around

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