Last weekend, I participated in the Fossil Games, a master’s CrossFit Competition in Aurora, Colorado at CrossFit Bladium.
I was a fill in for another gal, so I had never met my partners before.
It was fun. We did pretty good, and the workouts were fun, too!
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If you’ve been doing CrossFit long enough, there have probably been times where you want to quit. Maybe it’s been a particularly tough workout. Or, maybe you got injured. Or, maybe you decided the daily grind is just not worth it anymore.
For me, the only thing that makes me want to quit CrossFit is getting a massage.
My massages are deep tissue massages, and I have a lot of knots in my shoulders.
Lately, my left lat has been super tight.
My massages are painful — super painful. I clench my teeth and bare it because I know it helps. But during the entire massage session, I constantly wonder why I CrossFit.
One day, I’d like to know what a regular massage feels like; the type of massage that actually feels good.
What about you? What makes you wan to quit CrossFit?
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The danger of doing your own CrossFit programming is that you have a high likelihood of plateauing.
Plateauing when it comes to working out is just maintaining and not really growing your skills as an athlete.
For the past four years, I would say I’ve plateaued. I have gotten moderately stronger, but not really.
Granted, when I was injured, that was my goal — to just maintain.
Now, I want to grow stronger and become better, which is why I’ve partnered with a coach and with a nutritionist.
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There are many reasons I want to train for the CrossFit Games. However, I’d say this reason reigns as one of the top one.
I truly do like beating the shit out of myself. I enjoy doing things other won’t. I enjoy making WODs harder by going heavier than prescribed. I enjoy being sore the next day.
It makes me feel alive. It makes me feel like I’m doing something.
It ultimately makes me feel like I’m not wasting my life.
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Besides the fact I’m scared out of my mind, there’s a lot of thoughts I’ve had about training for the CrossFit Games:
THOUGHTS ON TRAINING FOR THE CROSSFIT GAMES
- It will be boring as hell
- It will all be mental
- It will be about believing in myself
- It will be about having support
- I will need more rest
- I will need to change my training schedule
- I’ll have to bulk
- I’ll have to give up CrossFit WODs and competitions
- None of this will be easy
- None of this will be fun
- In fact, most of it will be a living hell
So, the question becomes: Is it worth it?
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Here’s my video on the matter:
As one who loves to feel pain and soreness (since it is truly what makes me feel alive), I’m used to the soreness after a tough workout.
That being said, it doesn’t mean it’s all that fun.
I ran a 7k on Saturday. Yesterday, my left leg hurt more than my right leg. It’s got a nice knot in it.
Monday, it was a bit better but still there. It limits what you can do for future workouts. Which is why it sucks. I’m okay with it hurting. I hate that you are limited while you are recovering.
Most of the time, the soreness is tolerable. It’s only when I go over the brink that this happens.
After Murph last week, the first few workouts were tough, too.
I just wish my body would recover faster.
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I could not sleep the other night. It’s because my 9-year-old Irish Wolfhound cries in the middle of the night. We suspect she has dementia (common with her breed, although no one can say for sure), so she cries for me. I go down and pet her (she can no longer climb our stairs), and then she’s fine.
However, I’m not fine. I’m usually left wide awake.
The other night, it was 1 AM. I decided to get up and lift because I could not go back to sleep.
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I’m excited to share with you my new home gym! Perfect for all my CrossFit workouts!
It’s been two months in the making, but it’s finally done! All the credit goes to my amazing husband!
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Lately, I’ve been battling a shoulder “injury.” The problem is that it’s not truly injured. It is having problems because it’s insanely tight.
I went to my massage guy and told him I needed my lats and shoulders worked on. Let’s just say every moment hurt, and it’s still tight. My chiropractor is working on my shoulders, too. You know it’s bad when you roll out and can feel the knots rolled over, and they don’t leave.
This is the crappy part of CrossFit — the physical toll it takes on your body. And, as you age, this toll does not get better.
I love CrossFit, but wish it did not hurt so much. I truly have no idea what a normal massage feels like; mine always hurt like hell. I’m sore almost every day of my life. Or, something is tweaked. And, to top that all off, I don’t even like the way my body looks any more cause I think I’m too chunky.
So, why I keep doing this, I don’t know.
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