…include running 400m without getting gassed. Once, let alone 3 times.
Today I did one of the two “benchmark” workouts that will be used to measure how my fitness has increased at the end of the challenge. I took the “beginner” level workout, which was three rounds of…
- 400m run
- 10 sit ups
- 10 burpees
There were 7 minute intervals, so when you finished your set, you rested until the next interval mark.
I am…not in good shape. Let’s just put it that way. Even the warm-ups pushed me. One of the things I have been struggling with is the fact that, post-injury, I lost a lot of conditioning due to my recovery time. I spent about 5 months doing little to no exercise (outside of the 3 or so months of physical therapy), so when I started to get back on the mat…I felt it immediately. That, plus the heat, kept me off the mat for most of the summer. And so here I am now, with terrible conditioning. Oh, I am sure it will get better with time, but right now it is super frustrating.
I pretty much ate the same today as I did yesterday.