Things I can’t do, apparently…

…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.

Things I can’t do, apparently…

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