The Crossfit Date

On Paper:

Fancy getting a bit hot and sweaty on a first date? Here’s something that’ll really get the juices flowing!

This isn’t sexy time…

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In Reality:

I got introduced to Gregor via my housemate. He was a PT and frequent marathon runner and I was my usual “play hard to get” self:

“Hey Gregor! Fancy a date?”

“Hey, I’m happy to do a PT session for you – but it’s not a date.”

 

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Then moments later he raised the stakes;

“So I thought it would be more fun to do a crossfit session.”

“A cross what?!”

 “It’s just a bit of weight lifting and a few exercise-“

“WEIGHT LIFTING?!”

“It’ll be fun. Just promise me one thing?”

“What?”

“Promise me you won’t die”

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The Date

I waited outside Starbucks, a shadow of my former self; nervous and fearful, when out through the crowds he came.

…Gregor

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Gregor attempted to make polite conversation as we walked but the nerves had silenced my usual confident persona:

“So you excited Debs?”

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“Are you ok – you look a bit pale?”

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We reached the crossfit gym and were introduced to our trainer, Brian:

“Hi Debbie, great to meet you. If you could just sign here to check in, it’s nothing big –”

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Gregor: “HAHAHA Basically if you die – it means Brian won’t be held responsible”

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Brian took us towards the workout equipment and began:

“Now Gregor said about doing a team workout?”

Team?! As in working together and sharing the glory for one anothers achievements? 

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“No Brian. Let’s make this a competition.”

“Gregor, you ok with that?”

Gregor would be going up against someone who once did a squat and had to be taken to hospital.

“Sure.”

And Brian wrote up a selection of exercises that fitted each of our abilities:

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“BRIAN!! I’M DOING THREE TIMES THE AMOUNT TO WHAT SHE’S DOING?!”

“Gregor, it works with our body mass’s”

“And how did you work that one out?”

“I have no mass – I am but bone and ambition.

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We took to the rowing machine and my competitive streak ignited:

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Gregor was gobsmacked:

“I thought you said you’d never done this before?!”

Whilst Brian showered me with compliments:

“WELL DONE DEBS! LOOK AT THOSE LONG LEVERS GO!”

 

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I finished my lengths in record time

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And continued dominating the floor.

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After my 2000 (two) squats it was time to tackle the beast. The most dreaded exercise in fitness:

“Right Debs – Burpees.”

“But I can’t Brian!”

“Yes you can! Otherwise Gregor will overtake you.”

I could see Gregor catching up on my astonishing lead, so took a deep breath and went for it.

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“Right one’s enough I reckon Brian!”

“No Debbie!! Come on. I believe in you

But there are somethings that no matter how much motivational shite someone yells at you..

You literally just can’t.

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Fortunately Brian was a little biased on who was going to win;

“How many is that now Debs!?!”

“I dunno, like 2,000 I think Brian?”

“Great work! Back to the rowing machine for your last exercise!”

I took my position back at the helm.

Like the future Queen I was born to be:

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And finished my circuit in record time as Gregor was only just taking his place on the other machine.

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Occasionally offering words of encouragement:

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And a few hours later, Gregor finally finished his last stroke…


Cost: Free if you win! Fancy training (challenging) Gregor in the New year?! Message here.

Dangerous Rating:

“So Gregor, what would you give this date out of 10?!”

“This wasn’t a date!”

Some people can’t handle such a strong, independent water mammal.

Watch out Tokyo 2020.

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