I posted last week about CrossFit Hero Workout Chad, which is 1,000 step ups wearing a weight vest.
I don’t say this often, but that will be the last time I do that workout.
I love CrossFit, and I love the Hero Workouts, which are meant to push you to your limits as you honor a fallen soldier who fought and died for our country. I love doing these in their memory.
However, I cannot do Chad again.
It’s been three days. My right calf is finally “fine.” My left calf is still locked up and extremely tight. I can’t walk without a limp. It hurts to touch it. This sucks.
Again, my normal CrossFit workouts have been completely ruined.
I’m just too old to do these things, like running a 10k. I’m in incredible shape, but that doesn’t mean I can beat my body up and not suffer the consequences.
I don’t know why I do these things to myself. They are challenging and fun at the end once you’ve done them, but the after effects on my are devastating.
I just can’t keep doing this, and I guess I have to learn the hard way it seems.