Death by Jason…

No, not Jason Voorhees.

The CrossFit Hero workout Jason.

Named after Jason Dale Lewis, a Navy SEAL, who was killed in combat on July 6th, 2007, in Baghdad, fighting for our freedoms and those of the Iraqi people.

Jason is:

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By round 15 of muscle ups, I could feel the bruises on my left breast.  My bar muscle up form sucks.  I can get up but one arm always drops and I end up banging the bar almost every time.

So I slowed WAY down and didn’t finish the muscle ups because I knew I had massive bruises.

And sure enough–I did.Image result for bar muscle ups

Bruises to my breasts and beneath.

It hurts.

Bad.

Plus, my arms in general are sore from doing 33 muscle ups.  So are my lats.

Combine the two, and I don’t want to do anything today.

Anyone relate?

The Ebbs and Flows of CrossFit

Ugh…

My comp on Saturday really brought me down.  It’s depressing to think you’re not as good as you think you are.

I was sore all day Sunday and Monday.  I had to push myself to back squat and drag myself to the box this morning.

I go through these ups and downs periodically with CrossFit.  Pushing myself so hard mentally mostly that I crash.  I’ve been getting up early, lifting in my garage, going to the box before class, lifting and training there, doing the program and the WOD every day since May.  I’ve done 3 comps in 8 weeks.  I’ve honed my diet and lost 8 pounds and am toned.  I did a bar muscle up course and now a toes to bar course.

I’m reaping the results physically but mentally it’s rough.  I fight the thought This is NOT worth it many times a day.

The Open is coming in 4 months, and I literally want to crush every workout so I can’t back down now.  But some days I want to.  And today was one of those days.exhaustion-759x1024

But I dragged myself.  I had a good WOD workout.  It wasn’t my best cause I was sore.  I PR’ed my overhead squat, which didn’t make me feel any better.  And I did it.

It wasn’t easy.

But nothing in life worth doing is ever easy.

And it’s those who persevere that come out on top.