I’m so excited this week! Travis (my wicked hot physical therapist who I kinda have a crush on) gave me the okay to use a 15lb barbell at crossfit! WOOT!! I haven’t been this excited about working out in a LONG time! He probably got tired of me asking him every single time I saw him, when I might be able to get back on the bar…LOL.
I was really sore this past week- mostly from the BareCove Box Battle. Luckily, Mike programmed a light, active recovery row day for us on Monday. It felt good to be able to row with two hands too! I also took a few days off last week- more than I have in a while. I can’t believe how guilty I feel when I don’t go to class. I feel like I’ve committed a crime when I don’t go to class. I guess that’s the accountability that they want! haha. Anyhow, this week, I’m planning on getting back on my regular schedule- I feel less sore when I actually workout (weird, I know).
Last week (during the box battle) and this past week, box jumps have reemerged into my life. I can’t even explain to you the fear that I have when I even read that box jumps are programmed into the wod. I just can’t even think of getting back on that box. The week of the box battle, we had box jumps during our wod. I asked Mike what he wanted me to do- i.e. step up on a small box, plate jump, etc. He just looked at me and said “Oh you’re stepping up on the box.” I legit started crying. I wasn’t sure why- I just broke down crying. I tried to hold it in, but I couldn’t. I was physically frightened. My partner for the wod was Sarah. Sarah is the most awesome person. She has so much energy- I have no idea where she gets it, but she has it! She just passed her Crossfit Level 1 certification, so she’s legit. She also teaches her own sort of boot-camp class to mom’s! She’s just awesome. Anyhow, she kept telling me that it was just a stupid box, and that I could do it. Even with everyone in my corner, I just couldn’t get over the fact that I might fall off of that, and re-injure myself. I know it’s possible that I could injure myself doing pretty much anything at the box, but anything requiring that box absolutely freaks me out. I was an emotional mess during that wod- I just stepped up onto a small box- and tried to see through the tears in my eyes. I felt absolutely defeated. Mike kept telling me that I just have a taste aversion to box jumps, but I feel like it’s something more than that. I should not be physically frightened by a wooden box!!! Anyway, the next day, I let my partner for the competition, Chris know what was going on with the box. He set me up by the rig, and told me to use it as a railing- just make pretend the box was a really big step, and the rig was the railing. A few of the girls from my class were still there, so they were trying to help me out. I could get up on the box no problem using the “railing.” I knew it wouldn’t be allowed during the competition, so Chris and I decided that he would do the burpee box jump overs. That’s a whole other story- but I know that I’m going to have to face that box again. I have to get back on to it- I don’t know why I can’t just step up on it like everyone else does. It makes me so upset.
Alex, another friend of mine from class told me that a box is nothing to get upset about. I guess I just have to keep reminding myself of that. Speaking of Alex- he is hilarious. And extremely motivating. He usually is hanging out at the gym a lot- so he’s sometimes there when I’m at class. He always makes a point to come over and cheer me on- and keep me going. I’m not sure if he knows how much that means to me, but it’s a lot. I say it every time, but people like Alex, Sarah, Mike, & pretty much everyone at my box are the epitome of crossfit. It’s the reason that I’m still there- the reason that I show up- the reason that I feel guilty when I don’t go to class. I think I’ve said it before, but I’ve never had “guy” friends, so having Alex is great- he makes me laugh, and I can talk to him about stuff if I need to- We can bounce ideas and recipes off of each other, etc. I’m so grateful that he came into my life. Alex, if you’re reading this- You are my favorite- Anything you need- you go it! I love ya!
|Here’s a pic of Dan Bailey, just because he’s handsome.|
|And one of Rich Froning, because he’s my favorite, and also an incredible athlete. One day I’ll meet him and Dan…one day!|