Thursday, September 6, 2012

Who do you want to be?

September 5, 2012

As we approach Garage Games this weekend I have been thinking a lot about how I will feel the night before, the ride to Natick, while warming up, right before the 3, 2, 1... GO... and most of all... during and after the WODs are complete. I am at the point right now where I am getting both excited and nervous at the same time. This isnt my first competition, so I am a least beyond the fear of the "unknown" so that takes a little more of the pressure off of the idea of this whole thing, however I would be lying if I said I wasnt a little bit nervous.

This morning when I woke up I already knew what the WOD was going to be, I checked last night. Right away I was concerned about my traps which are pretty sore from Mondays DT. I know that this weekend is full of shoulders and legs so the thought of 5 rounds of box jumps and wall balls just scared me. I have never been one to back away from a workout. I just wasnt sure that it was going to be the right thing for me to do today. I was making myself dizzy all the way to the gym contimplating if I should do the WOD or not. I weighed all the pros and cons thinking... maybe since its day two from Monday that I would be ok if I did it... I dont usually get too sore from wall balls... maybe I will just do step ups... no I wont do the WOD... yes I will do the WOD... no I cant bail on it... yes I can its the right thing... you get the point.

I was still tossing it all around in my head when I walked in and M asked me what I was going to do this morning. When I responded that I wasnt sure yet and was about to get into why... he responded that he didnt want me to do the WOD either. Man oh man, was I happy that I had coaches orders to make my decision for me! I trust M and K 100% with everything they tell us and how they coach. He agreed that it would not be a smart idea to wreck havoc on my legs, traps and shoulders. We decided that after the warmup and some mobility that we would pick a CFWer and tag along for the running portion of the WOD. So I chose G, because I know that he runs a lot faster than me. I wanted to make the 400's a challenge.

The best part about this morning was watching the WOD. This was a really tough one. I unfortunately missed Kelly the last time we did it, as it was on a Thursday. For some reason I didnt do it on the following Saturday, but I do remember watching it before. I knew it was going to be a challenge for all of the athletes to day. What was amazing was the inspiration that came from it. Its crazy how someone cheering you on pushes you to complete things, how a little nudge goes so far, how just when you think you cant go on you pick it up and get one last rep. Today I witnessed that... I witnessed it all over the place and it made me so proud to be a member of CrossFit Wachusett with such fantastic athletes.

There is inspiration all over the place, just open your eyes and keep going. Never give up! Look for whatever it is that keeps you going, dig deep and be the person yo want to be.

WARMUP:
2 Minutes of Double Unders
3 Rounds
- 10 Lunges
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 10 Spidermans
- 10 Ring Rows
2 Minute Squat Sit @ Rack

SKILL/STRENGTH
5 X 400m Run with G

Challenge Day 17
Post WOD: Shake
Breakfast: 1oz Pumpkin Seeds, 2 Egg Muffins, 3 Slices of TGI Paleo Bread, 12 oz Green Tea
Snack 1: 2oz Boars Head Nitrate Free Turkey, 1/2 Avocado, 1 Tomato, 12 oz Green Tea
Lunch: 3 oz Hamburger and Butternut Squash and 1/3 cup of Coconut Milk
Dinner: 3 oz Chicken and Brussel Sprouts

Snack 2: 2oz Boars Head All Natural Turkey with 1 tbsp of olive oil mayo and 1/2 an Avocado on Romaine

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