Monday, January 21, 2013

Having a bad day?

January 14, 2013

Wait what?! Sarah is "having a bad day?!" But... that cant happen. She loves CrossFit, she puts her every ounce of her every being into every workout and always comes out on top of the world in her own eyes... she is never in a bad mood and is always motivational and positive about everything.

Ok... first of all Hubs... stop laughing.

Second... EVERYONE has bad days.  Everyone. I am sure that there are days that Annie Thorisdottir and Rich Froning finish a workout and think, "damn, I could have done better." For me, on a day like today when I finish my workout, everything seems fine, I gave it my all, laid it all on the line... than the analyzing starts. I am in the shower thinking of all the things I should have done faster, or better or the rest I took... than it rolls around in there for hours. I cant get it out because shy of doing the WOD again, there is no way to "fix" what I did wrong...

This is where I am "lucky" that I get up at 4:45 in the morning and workout... typically I get to my office, vent a little bit to Hubs on text or g-chat, but than I get busy and the day starts to pass. By the time I am home, I am already through all the stages of "where did I go wrong" and I am onto "I will not do this again, I cant wait till tomorrows WOD." Now, if I had to come home after a workout, eat, climb into bed and try to sleep... I would wind up on the couch because I would toss and turn all night and Hubs would push me out of the bed...

So, yes. I have bad days. I have days I am unsatisfied with my performance. I do try to attempt every workout with the same mind frame. I do give every ounce of energy I have in my body to achieving my CrossFit goals... BUT... yes, there are days that I fall short of my own expectations. Days I feel like I have let my coaches down because they expect more from me... Days that I feel like I am not doing enough to get better, faster and stronger.

What do I do? I realize, that I will get absolutely NO WHERE with that attitude. That I have been in that spot before and I have overcome it, prevailed and felt amazing all over again. That I dislike feeling that way so much I am going to learn from my mistakes and push harder than before to not feel that way again. That if I hang on to the feeling of not being good enough for myself, my husband, my coaches, my teammate... well, than I wont be. Plain and simple. I have to believe. I do believe.

I am strong and I am capable. I will not give up.

3 Rounds
- 10 Lunges
- 10 Inchworms
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 10 Ring Rows
- 5 Med Ball Cleans
Snatch Warmup with 35lb Bar

WOD: Butcher
3 Rounds for Time
- 20 Burpee Box Jump Over (20" Box)
- 10 Snatches (75lbs)
(9:45 Rx)

Ab Circuit
3 Rounds - Not for Time
- Max Effort L Sit Hang
- 20 GHD
- 20 Hollow Rock


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