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Star Jumpin’

It’s been a while since I’ve tackled a CrossFit. After doing one today, I remembered why: they are SO hard!

I got up this morning at 5:30 and managed to power through the day with no nap. It wasn’t easy, but with a little (actually kind of a lot) coffee and silent pep talks, I picked a CrossFit and got my buns to the gym. The hubby wasn’t with me today so it was especially hard to stay motivated.

It’s funny how when I’m tired, I tend to pick extremely hard workouts. Yesterday I was well rested and took a pilates class, which was relatively low impact. Today I was running on 5 hours of sleep so I chose a CrossFit. How appropriate.

Anyway, here’s the workout:

5 Rounds (for time…or just try to make it through without throwing up)

  • 400 meter run
  • 30 star jumps

So simple, yet extremely hard. ┬áIf you’ve never done a star jump before, allow me to enlighten you:


Obviously, these are really tough, especially after 150. My legs are already pretty shaky so I’m expecting some serious soreness tomorrow.

As much as I wanted to sprint through the workout like a true CrossFitter, I did the jumps 10 at a time, then walked it off a little, then ten more, etc. Thirty jumps in a row would be pretty killer for me especially after the running.

Anyway, it was a great workout!! It actually only took about 30-35 minutes so if you want a relatively short, hard workout, give it a try!

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