WOD ... Another Word for Mood Lifter

Sunday, December 02, 2012

They say that exercising releases stress...they say that exercising releases endorphins ... nature's happy pill. They're right!

I was feeling a little down today. Tomorrow would have been my dad's 68th birthday, and I'm missing him more than I normally do.

I wasn't totally psyched to go to WOD (workout of the day) today. But, I needed to go because we would be doing volume training (yeah...more pull ups), deadlifts and double unders. I definitely need all the practice I can get with pull ups and double unders...the deadlifts would be my reward for suffering through the others.

So, I forced myself out the door.

Only 4 of us showed up for today's late session...and I was the only female. Normally, this would have brought out my competitive streak...not today. My mood must have been obvious because the guys were nicer than usual. Or they thought I was PMS'ing. :)

Since I was there, I decided to throw myself into the WOD. By halfway through volume training, I started feeling better. I have been working on improving my pull ups for the last 8 weeks, and today I noticed some progress. By the time we got around to the WOD, I was joking around with the guys...back to my old self.

I finished the WOD feeling much lighter and sunnier than when I began. I don't know if it was the camaraderie, putting my all into my training, or the headway I made in my pull ups and even my double unders (once I got the coordination thing down! Lol) that lifted my mood. Maybe it was a combination of all three. Whatever it was, I'm glad I went.

Hey, I'm staring to see a theme here...CF is my panacea for all ills! Well, not really...but it comes close!

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    You got your double unders? That is so awesome! That is a skill that frustrates me beyond belief. I hear ya on your blog. Crossfit is def. a mood lifter.
    1963 days ago
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