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.
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.
This was a good week in CrossFit.
I strung together multiple bar muscle-ups. I nailed my kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups and strung together two of those. I PR’d Fight Gone Bad by 30 reps. My strength program is progressing nicely.
I feel good. My aches and pains are almost eliminated. I feel like I’m over the injury hump. I’ve got my nutrition dialed in (I’ve lost 5 lbs and toned up).
It makes a real difference if you feel like you’re progressing towards your goals. It makes life much more enjoyable.
I’m looking forward to the Open. I’m getting stronger day-by-day. My skills are coming along. My conditioning is still stellar.
Have I mentioned how much I love CrossFit?
I’ve been googling this for about two weeks now and STILL I can’t find any information.
Even basic stuff: When does the Open start, predictions on what moves will be included, etc.
So I guess I’ll get the conversation started.
I can’t tell you when the Open will start (let me know if you know!).
I can make movement predictions: HSPU, double unders, chest-to-bar pull-ups, thrusters, and dumbbells. Probably a row. Bar muscle-ups. Toes-to-bar. A climbing barbell sequence.
I think dumbbells will definitely make another appearance. Either that or we’ll repeat 17.1 since Dave Castro always repeats one of the previous Open workouts.
A word of advice: you need to be preparing NOW! You got five months. Pick the moves you want to get better at and put a program together. Improving overall is good as well, but you need to concentrate on skills at this point.