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The Sucky Part of CrossFit: Recovery

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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The Trials of Aging & CrossFit

We all know that aging sucks.

I’ve never met someone who enjoys getting older every day.

When you CrossFit, aging will get everyone eventually.

Last weekend, I did a CrossFit Competition at CrossFit SOCO.┬áIt was tame compared to many CrossFit competitions I’ve done. But, I now have to recover two days, whereas when I was younger, I would have been good to work out again on Monday.

For me, it’s usually always something with CrossFit — either a tweak here or a strain there.

Already in 2022, I’ve been battling a right shoulder issue. I think it’s because I’ve been snatching more than usual.

Now, my leg hurts from that CrossFit competition.

It’s all incredibly frustrating.

The days I wake up and am 100% are few and far between.

For masters’ athletes, it’s about the rest, taming the volume, and being smart with your recovery.

I’ve being smart — only doing active recovery when I need it.

But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck.

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Unsure Why I Pay for an Hour of Pain

I got a massage last weekend.

When I tell people this, they usually say, “Oh, nice!”

I respond, “It was far from nice.”

THE TRUTH OF A CROSSFIT MASSAGE

When you CrossFit and you get a massage, it’s far from a fluff, “feel good” massage where you are gently rubbed all over and you leave feeling relaxed. Instead, you spend good money to be gritting your teeth, cussing in your mind, and trying not to scream “stop” because the pain is that intense.

These are my deep pressure massages. I hate them with a passion. They absolutely, 100% suck, and I can’t believe I pay my hard-earned money to be in pain.

But I do. Every month.

Because it’s the only way I can move.

Afterwards, even though I’m sore from my massage for days, the mobility I regain is worth it.

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