Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Regularly Scheduled Programming

May 21, 2013


Phew... I really feel like I have been in a whirl wind adventure since that very first Open workout was announced on March 6... two and a half months ago. Each week was filled with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The weeks following, after qualifying were filled with extra training, a little added stress and honestly, a ton of fun! Finally it was all wrapped up in tight little bow this past weekend at the Regional. Yesterday, I treated myself with a nice relaxing rest day from work and the gym and today... we are back to "normal."

I will not lie. It was a breath of fresh air to go to the gym this morning and feel no stress or pressure on my own performance. One of the things that this whole experience has taught me was to really take a step back and remember what it is that I love about CrossFit.

I love the way it makes me feel. I love the happiness and satisfaction that I get from going all out on a WOD, lifting a heavy a weight or doing something I have never done before. I love the feeling of the chalk on my hands, the bar hitting my chest and the sweat rolling down my back. I love laying on the floor breathing heavy totally whipped out from pushing myself beyond my limits. I love the feeling of my forearms jacked up from gripping the pullup rack or the burn in my hamstrings from lots of pistols. I love cheering on my friends and hearing them cheer me on while we put ourselves against the clock day after day. I love the challenge. I love the strength and I love the motivation I see in myself as I continue each day to try to be better than the day before. I love that I can have a bad day, but never fail, because failure is never an option. I love that I can pick myself up and push on. I love that when I am at the gym, it is me against myself and everything else seems to disappear. I love who I am and I love who I am becoming.

Sometimes its nice to take a step back and remember why you love the things that you love...

3 Rounds
- 200m Row
- 5 Ring Rows
- 10 Spiderman
- 5 Inchworm
1 X 9 Fundamentals W/Bar

12 Minutes to find 1RM - Low Bar Back Squat
135, 155, 175, 195, 215

WOD: "From the Left"
3 Rounds for Time
- 20 Double Unders
- 20 Pullups
- 20 Hang Cleans (95)
(11:29 Rx)


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