It’s important to set goals if you ever want to achieve anything in life. Otherwise, what are you truly aiming for?
In CrossFit for 2020, I have many goals:
- Cycle pull ups so I have a chance at winning again in CrossFit competitions. This means for me butterflies since my butterfly form is actually quite good, while my kipping form sucks.
- Get stronger (is a goal every year)
- Get my ring muscle up finally
- Nail down handstand walks
- Increase my deadlift max
- Try to get my snatch back
- Get better at dead hang moves
There is a big difference between soreness and injury. Injury is when something hurts for longer than 48 hours, and it impedes movement or things you normally could do. Soreness lasts less than 48 hours and is a sign of progression — of change, if you will.
Soreness means you are changing — in a good way.
When I do things that make me sore, I relish it, really.
Don’t get me wrong, there are days when not being able to bend over very we
ll is downright annoying. There are days I wake up and wonder why I did something so stupid like 60 back squats at 75 lbs, 100 wall balls, squat cleans, and more at a CrossFit competition that made me regret it. And there are days when I wonder why I even do this when I don’t look like I want to look and when all I do is get injured.
But when I consider the alternative, I let the feeling pass. Plus, truthfully, I don’t think I could NOT workout.
It doesn’t happen all that often but occasionally it does: the CrossFit Workout that is so perfect for you it’s not even funny. It was like CrossFit Open 20.3 with the perfect amount of reps. Today was one of those days.
First off, it had overhead squats, which I haven’t been snatching since my thumb injury so all of those felt so amazing. Then it was double unders, which I’m good at. I didn’t want to quit, that was how good it was.
I feel so amazing right now. Workout high, that’s for sure!
I don’t normally do two CrossFit competitions in one weekend, but one came up that I did last year that I wanted to do again, and I had already signed up for a different one, so I did both.
The first one, Rocky Mountain Showdown at CrossFit DNR in Fort Collins was fun. We made it to the semi-finals, but it’s hard when you’re knocked out by a 19-year-old.
The second one, Battle at the Rock at CrossFit Castle Rock, I did last year. This year was just as fun. I came in third here.
Some highlights from this past weekend:
- I ran a 7-minute mile flat. I haven’t done that in forever.
- I clean and jerked 125 lb, the most I’ve done since my thumb injury.
As most of you know, I have been battling some type of injury most of this year. I still have my thumb injury that is taking forever to heal. Currently, I have a lung inflammation (at least that was what I was told last week). Now, I’m on meds for a lung infection. So I worked out all weekend sick.
Part of it is/was dumb.
But it makes me wonder what I can do if I’m ever 100% well again.