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CrossFit #9 .. sometimes you just show up and check the box

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I have felt sluggish... like I'm moving through jello all day... it seemed like I expended much more energy to get things done... no bounce in my step.. plus it was a bad day at work..

I did not want to go to the Box.. at all... but I did... and it was hard but a different kind of hard.. after the warmup we did a AMRAP (as many reps as possible) in 10 minutes.. but the movements were all unfamiliar and/or something I feared.. like the stupid "ring row" which is kind of like a very modified pull up... I lean back and support my weight with my arms in an angle with only my heels on the floor.. then situps and I mean ALL the way up.. then girl pushups... and finally kettlebell swings (which I like and felt comfortable with)... I was only through round two in the situps and I could tell I was going to hurt my back because as I got weak I tried to arch my back instead of rounding it and that was NO BUENO... so, no more situps after round two... I finished 4 rounds in 9:59.. but getting up and down off the floor was not pretty... and honestly was pretty embarrassing.. such an easy simple thing for most people.. but it's a chore at my size. Plus, I kept getting dizzy.. sigh. I did finish though

... and then I cried.. it was all just overwhelming.. how far I have to go. and my coach said "ya know, every workout can't be a 10.. and sometimes the hardest part is just showing up and checking the box".. this is going to be a long journey.. I know that.. I sat there getting my breath back and feeling sorry for myself.. but decided I needed to end this on a success of some kind so, after I rested a bit, I ran up two flights of stairs so I could break my stair record for the day. Then I left the gym.

149 days til Africa
60 lb goal with 48lbs to go

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  • JUNEAU2010
    I think you are amazing!
    1887 days ago
    Come on, let's make it official:

    1888 days ago
    Your trainer is so right- sometimes you just show up and get it over with! The fact that you showed up, put in effort and then broke your stair record is awesome. You will definitely have days where you don't want to do your workout. Sometimes, it really is just mind over matter.
    1888 days ago
    well, I know your coach is right--not every workout will be a 10. at least you're showing up!

    You've got a lot of changes going on with your body--building muscle, losing fat, building endurance. Your body is bound to be a bit sore from time to time--so please remember to stretch often in your day, drink plenty of water, nourish yourself & get good rest. You're doing it, Annie!

    and, ps. I think it's ok to cry too. you hang in there!
    1888 days ago
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