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A Return to Orange Theory

I put my Orange Theory membership on hold due to all of my struggles with injuries. On Saturday, I returned. I definitely felt the difference, as I was sore for most of the day. However, today when I woke up, I wasn’t sore at all.

The same went for a CrossFit workout I did on Friday that was heavy power snatches, which I haven’t done for quite some time due to my various injuries. I wasn’t sore at all.

This hopefully means I’m stronger than I was last year.

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CrossFit Poems: Uncertainty

It comes, and it goes

This feeling I have

Am I the only one?

Is it all I have?

You don’t need me

Like I need you

It’s all in my head

What should I do?

Despite my uncertainty

Despite my fray

All I know is this:

I want to continue to feel this way

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The Beauty of a CrossFit 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!

Trying to Care about the CrossFit Open

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This is the first year since I’ve started CrossFit that I haven’t cared about the CrossFit Open, which is technically how you qualify for the CrossFit Games, but as average athletes, it’s just a test of how you’ve improved since last year. I believe there are several reasons for my apathy:

  1. I have no CrossFit home. Sure, I do private lessons at a CrossFit box once a week, but I don’t feel part of the community. Same with another gym I just joined. And I’m unsure where I will be doing the CrossFit Open each week.
  2. I don’t have my ring muscle ups, and I’m unsure if I will have them or not by the time they show up in the CrossFit Open.
  3. I believe I’m slower than last year. This is not helping my mental fortitude.
  4. It doesn’t seem like it’s as big of a deal this year, or because I know I’ll never qualify for anything with all of the changes to qualifying for the CrossFit Games that I just don’t care.

I’ll still do the workouts and log my score and check my standings with others in my age group and region. However, I definitely won’t be re-doing any of the CrossFit Open workouts this year. And I’ll have to try to look forward to it. Tips and advice are always welcome.