A very bad storm passed through Boston yesterday evening, so I opted to not go to CrossFit Fenway — and yesterday was a rest day. Yeah, that. I also didn’t have enough time this morning to make it to CFF and back to the hotel in time to make it to an all-day event I attended.
When in Boston, one must run, so that’s what I intended — and started out — to do this morning. I began my excursion at 6:10am. I ran for about 2 minutes and began to get bored, so I began to fartlek, sprinting from one street light post to the next, running, sprinting, running, sprinting. You get the picture.
This got boring as well. I then completed 15 rounds of stair sprints, sprinting up and running down the stairs for recovery. While certainly not boring, stair sprinting did get exhausting.
I once again began to fartlek, only this time from parking meter to parking meter. I did this until I got to Liberty Square.
I completed 5 rounds of 10 box jumps (to about 30″ base of statue) and 50m (25m up and back) sprints. This was a tremendous amount of fun, although I was getting quite a few strange looks from passersby. Was it my orange shoes? CFZ shirt? Lululemon shorts? Incredibly cute ass? All of the above? Probably all of the above, but mostly that last thing.
I sprinted back to the stairs and completed 15 more rounds of exhausting stair sprints, and the ran back to the hotel.
I didn’t wear a watch, but estimated that 20 or at the most 25 minutes had passed, when in fact almost 40 minutes had passed. My how time flies when you’re having fun!