There really is NOTHING like the feeling you have when you have completed a WOD whether it is a "good one" a "bad one" or how "hard/easy" it is... the feeling of satisfaction you have is just indescribable. You might be lying there in a puddle of sweat, or in the fetal position because you cant imagine what its going to feel like for your legs to lift you up off the ground, or you might be standing with your hands on your knees gasping for air and scanning the room for where you left your water bottle. But one things for sure... you can wait to do it again!
Its funny because there was a time that I actually gave it a thought. When I saw the board, I thought "how am I going to get through this." Its only natural to look at the series of exercises you are going to put your body through and think that. What CrossFit has helped me to overcome is the feeling that I "might not" be able to do it... the first thought is "well, it might suck, but I am going to do it so I might as well get moving!"
Now, if I dont have the feeling that I get after the WOD is complete at some point during the day, I feel like something is missing. I do know how important rest is, and I do take my rest days... but I still feel like something is missing. I may be crazy because I get up so early, I may be crazy because I love to OH squat, but I am not crazy for craving that feeling! Try it... you will get the "itch" too!
Today was the re-do for 12.3 for me. On Thursday night I ran through it trying to keep a slow pace and ot exert myself to the point of exhaustion, but enough to get a workout. Today game was on and this one was for the points. I was really excited and pumped for the WOD to start. The energy in the gym was perfect! One of the guys said how "electric" it feels in there! Its such a perfect description! I was ready to go, paired up with T and the timer went off!
Wow... what a rush!! The WOD is long, so its all about stamina and pacing yourself through this one. knew what I was shooting for and I wanted it. Bad. I pushed as hard as I possibly could. There were lots of people there cheering and I had KP right by my side (as my judge) who just kept encouraging me on. Somewhere in the 5th round of Toes to Bar I looked down to shake my hands out and noticed I was bleeding... yep, my very first open tear from the bar (oddly enough thats pretty exciting). I sort of wish I didnt see it since I didnt even notice that it happened. However, I wasnt going to let it slow me down.
At the end I was pretty exhausted. To no surprise my CF family could see the exhaustion and just picked upt he cheering. MI was right there yelling to get me to keep getting back on that bar, M, K, Hubs... you name it they were shouting to keep going and get as much work done as I could in whatever time was left...
Finally with 7 rounds and 12 box jumps completed, I was done with 12.3... and yeah... nothing beats that feeling.
20 Walking Lunges
10 Shoulder Dislocates
2 X 9 Fundamentals
18 Minute AMRAP
- 15 Box Jumps (20")
- 12 Push Press (75lbs)
- 9 Toes to Bar
(7 Rounds + 12 Reps)
*As it stands right now (after all the scores were submitted on 3-13-12)
I am placed #242 out of 1596 women in the North East*