Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Another Kettlebell Booty Kicking

I need to learn not to calendar anything early Wednesday mornings . . . I'm too sore from kettlebells on Tuesday nights to do much of anything productive. Last night, to start off the class, I cleaned and pressed an 80 pound log. What? Who knew I was capable of such amazon tasks. During the class, as I continued to hurl around 30 pound kettlebells, I thought to myself, "Damn, I am getting strong!"

These kettlebell people are good at the peer pressure. Heather, use a heavier weight. Heather, hold a plank for an hour and a half. Heather, do a triathlon with us this summer. Yes, you read that right. Me, she-who-cannot-swim, considering doing a triathlon. Luckily I am also good at the peer pressure and nearly have convinced my friend Erin to do the triathlon with me and my friend Sandy to give us both swimming lessons.

For now I'm off to soothe my sore muscles. Hopefully they will be recovered enough for my tempo run after work. Happy hump day!

15 comments:

Mama said...

I have got to find a kettlebell class around here. I so need that kind of workout!

MCM Mama

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
I have got to try those kettlebells:) If I start doing them maybe I will be as strong as you:) Wow, you are possibly doing a triathlon!! That is awesome and I have no doubt that you will get the swimming part down. That is really exciting and another thing that you will be able to check off of your list:)

Jamoosh said...

Great, now I have to go purchase kettle bells just to keep up with you.

Marlene said...

You are strong like bull! I would get my ass whooped in a class like that. I still use my winpy 5lb free weights.

A triathlon?? Thinking about going to the dark side, are we? ;)

NY Wolve said...

Kettlebells are hard....

Mel-2nd Chances said...

YAY!!!! A triathlon! Awesome, if I can, you totally can!!! Sounds like a great workout! :)

Jeri said...

kettlebells scare me. triathlons scare me. your enthusiasm for both of them truly terrifies me. :p JK.

I don't think I'll ever get the tri bug, but I wouldn't mind getting stronger. I should really take a page out of your book.

onelittletrigirl said...

If you get a wetsuit, you will feel much better in the water. I have seen people doggy paddle the entire swim portion.

Go for it!

Katie A. said...

I'm a sucker for peer presure, too! And yes, you are getting wicked strong! My T-Rex arms couldn't keep up with you! Awesome work out girly! :)

The Happy Runner said...

Ha! Peer pressure is dangerous!!

Ease those muscles!

Carly said...

That darned peer pressure always gets me in trouble too. Nice job on the KBs. The scare me!

Running Through Life said...

Remind me to not make you angry! You are a bad ass!

Good luck with the tri! My friends can talk me into anything as well.

Ali said...

I'm afraid I will drop the kettlebell on me. Fortunately there isn't a class around here for me to test the theory out.

Jill said...

I keep looking at those kettle balls and wonder how I wouldn't knock myself out with them. I'm going to be brave and give them a try soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beth said...

Yes, do a triathlon. You will love it. Great job with the kettleballs. It sounds tough but you are getting so strong!