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.

Finally! I Feel Good!

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.

AND….

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).good-life-quotes-3

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?

Why is NO ONE Writing about the 2018 CrossFit Open?

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!).11-2-dumbbells-png-file

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.

Happy Pre-Open!!