All right, I'm feeling better after a rough couple of days. I forced myself to go to CrossFit last night. It definitely wasn't the best workout I've ever done, but I wasn't about to miss a heavy lifting day. That's why I am there. I mean, I can do 100 burpees at home, you know? Not that I ever would.
Tabata wall balls
Tabata overhead squats
The power snatches were okay. I used 55#. Some were really good and others I failed at. I would get the bar somewhere around forehead height and just have to drop it.
Wasn't really feeling the wall balls either even though I usually like wall balls.
I did overcome my fear of overhead squats though and had a pretty good time with those. I would say that was the best part of the workout actually. I've always been afraid of overhead squats because, the first and one of the very few times I have hurt myself working out, I was doing overhead squats. So I have been really scared of them popping up in a WOD, but I grabbed a bar and faced my fear. And they went fine.
I signed up for CrossFit 4x a week. My box is pretty flexible- they have 2, 3, 4, and 5 day a week options. They are closed Sundays, so I have two days each week to choose a rest day. When I saw 100 burpee pullups for today's WOD, I decided, you know, today's as good a day as any to take that rest day... LOL
I have been thinking a lot today about things I am grateful for, and I want to take a minute to write them down and share them. It's always helpful to do that, I think, when you are feeling down.
1. My job. I am really lucky to have it... it may not be what others consider a "good" job, but it's super easy, super chill, flexible, zero stress, all my coworkers are cool. I get to work quietly and alone most of the time and I even make okay money considering how little responsibility I have.
2. My boyfriend. He's dumb a lot, but I know he loves me very much.
3. My grandma. She's just the best. I can talk to her about anything, at any time, and she's nothing but supportive unlike my supremely unhelpful mother. She's one of my best friends actually. I don't know what I would do without her. I don't know what I will do without her- someday. I'm going to call her when I am done with this blog.
4. My youth. I turned 27 on Sunday. I'm still young. I have plenty of time to go to grad school. Especially because all I want is a master's and no children. I am not on a tight schedule here. Everything is okay.
5. My degree. I still have my bachelor's and nobody can take that away from me. I'm even sort of using my degree in the sense that I couldn't have gotten my super chill job without a bachelor's in biology. (Do I actually think you NEED one to do my job? Heck no but them's the rules- must have BS in biology... *shrug*)
5 is my lucky number. Good place to end. Tomorrow's CrossFit is rowing, deadlifts and box jumps and my bag is already packed