I have been feeling so much better since getting myself back on track. It’s amazing how good your body feels when you work out and treat it right. Although, I am very sore from this week’s wods! This week has tested my mental toughness over everything else.
Tuesday we had a chipper wod. Chippers are just how they sound- it’s a long workout, and you chip away at it, until you finish or time is called. I LOVED this one. Here’s what it consisted of:
A few days ago, I was helping a patient off of the treatment table, and he must have grabbed me the wrong way, and some how hurt my scapula. It’s been killing me since Wednesday. Awesome. I just felt like I was getting back into the swing of things, and then boom, another injury. I feel like I’m always the CF problem child- always something wrong with me! We were doing snatches on Thursday and things just went awry for me- physically and mentally. I tried using the lightest weight I could, and still couldn’t snatch without being in so much pain. Mike could see I was in pain, so he shut me down- and I had to go back on the kettlebell. It was so frustrating. But now that I look back, I’m glad he shut me down, before I hurt myself even more. Although my scapula is still killing me, I got some good mobility pointers, that have been helping. I finally realized on Saturday, that if I mobilize, my body gets better at stuff. I don’t know why I never listened to any of the coaches when they told me that before- only took me 8 months to figure it out on my own! So, I will most definitely be working on my mobility, if it can help me get better.
Another blow to the ego came this week as well. There is a competition going on in NH next week. There is both an RX and scaled division. I thought that at this point in my crossfit life, I would be able to participate in the scaled division. I looked up what the workout were from last year, and they looked pretty doable. Except for my old nemesis, the box jump. I asked Mike if he thought I should enter. Overall, I just didn’t want to be humiliated in front of a bunch of people I didn’t know, or the people from my box. The only thing Mike would tell me was that I would have to complete several step ups on to a 20in box- everything else he was sure I could do. I kept thinking of that box. That was the only thing holding me back. I tried to figure out ways that I could pump myself up to get on that box- I researched “ways to get over box step up fear” all to no avail. I wouldn’t be able to complete several of them in a row. I might get one or two, but not several. So there I was again, feeling defeated. But then I thought to myself, that’s my goal. Next year, I will enter that competition, and I will be able to step up on that box- easily. That’s what I’m working toward.
My crossfit family is something that I will never take for granted. They are the only people that I truly have in my corner, that support me no matter what. My family is a little less than thrilled that I’m doing crossfit over just the treadmill or elliptical. I wish they would be a little more supportive, but that’s fine- that’s where my CF family comes in. I have never felt more myself than with these people. I couldn’t ask for a better second family! I know I’ll have these people in my life forever- it’s great. I can’t say thank you and I love you enough to my crossfit family that continue to support me always. ❤
The next nutrition challenge starts this week, and I’m very excited! It’s just what I need to get myself together and absolutely back on track. I can’t wait to see the progress we’ll all make once the challenge is over!
I hope you all have a great week!!!
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