This morning I did a new CrossFit Hero Workout called Chad Wilkinson. Honoring Chad
Wilkinson who died in October by suicide after 22 years serving our country, this Hero WOD is 1000 step ups wearing a ruck sack.
For me, the plan was to do 500. I kept going after 500 but stopped at 740 because my knee began to hurt. I had planned to do the 1000, but I listened to my body instead.
Our bodies are amazing and will do amazing things. At the same time, we have to care for our bodies, and we are called to honor our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
I currently am battling a strain in my right arm, and I don’t need a knee injury right now.
Oh, how I’ve changed. One year ago, I would have pushed through to finish that, no matter the cost. Now, as I’m older (and wiser), I know it’s just not worth it.
I love doing things others won’t do; yet, now, I’m doing them smartly.
Tips to Know When to Quit
- When something begins to hurt
- When something feels off
- When your mind is not focused, and you’re putting yourself at an increased risk for injury
- When your gut tells you so
- When you’re mentally done