Sunday, May 6, 2012

Push It

April 30, 2012

For me, when I first started CF there was always a moment in a workout where I just didn't think I could finish. There was a breaking point where either my arms were burning, my legs were sore, my hands couldn't hold on any longer or my lungs felt like no matter what I couldn't catch my breath. I never gave up. I just kept on pushing. Those WOD's might have been slower than I wanted them to be... maybe they didnt have the "best" times, but for me... just finishing them was enough of a goal for myself.

That is one of the most important lessons that I have learned with CrossFit. There is this energy in a CF Box that you really cant understand unless you have been to one yourself. The encouragement, drive and emotions that come out from the coaches and other athletes is indescribable... this isnt just at large competitions or during the Opens, its every day, every 5:30am class, every Saturday afternoon. We are all there pushing, cheering, sharing in each others excitements as well as working with each other through frustrations.

I no longer have the "fear" of not being able to get through a workout. I do still have the "oh god" feeling before one starts... I would be lying if I said I didnt. However, its not so much a fear that I wont be able to do it, its more so a "I know this is going to be a lot of hard work" feeling. I think its just a common thing for us to say "this is going to suck" before a workout... but in reality... we like the suck... or we wouldnt do it!

Today was one of those great days where you had to dig deep to finish each part of the WOD, from the 2k row, to the 50 pistols, to the 30 hang cleans... each had a lot of reps with a lot of concentration to get through it. As I got closer to the end of each I had to push myself to continue the reps. I knew I had it in me.

2 Minutes Jump Rope
3 Rounds
- 5 Burpees
- 10 Pullups
- 15 Squats
2 Rounds
- 5 Inchworms
- 10 Spiderman
Group: Pistols/Row

WOD: Regional WOD #2
Row 2K (8:15)
50 Alternating Pistols (used rack for stability)
30 Hang Cleans (95)
(My Time 15:38)

50 Abmat Situps


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