Yesterday, I had a CrossFit Competition in Fort Collins at the Madwire building. Project UpLift 5.0 benefits Kids at Heart, a non-profit that supports foster and adoptive families. This was my third year in a row participating and the first time I actually got a team together since usually I don’t have a team and end up as a fill-in with people I don’t know.
This one was fun, but I had reinjured my thumb the night beforehand doing snatches for another online competition I’m doing (The Turkey Challenge qualifier) that was just irksome and troublesome. My thumb hurt for most of the competition, but luckily there was no heavy lifting involved.
Overall, it was fun. It was a different vibe this year than the previous years. Normally, it was held at Whole Foods parking lot, but I think it has gotten too big for that. They had kids’ activities and a bouncy house, but my kids didn’t have as much fun as in previous years.
Overall, an okay day. I gotta get my injury healed…
I don’t normally do two CrossFit competitions in one weekend, but one came up that I did last year that I wanted to do again, and I had already signed up for a different one, so I did both.
The first one, Rocky Mountain Showdown at CrossFit DNR in Fort Collins was fun. We made it to the semi-finals, but it’s hard when you’re knocked out by a 19-year-old.
The second one, Battle at the Rock at CrossFit Castle Rock, I did last year. This year was just as fun. I came in third here.
Some highlights from this past weekend:
- I ran a 7-minute mile flat. I haven’t done that in forever.
- I clean and jerked 125 lb, the most I’ve done since my thumb injury.
As most of you know, I have been battling some type of injury most of this year. I still have my thumb injury that is taking forever to heal. Currently, I have a lung inflammation (at least that was what I was told last week). Now, I’m on meds for a lung infection. So I worked out all weekend sick.
Part of it is/was dumb.
But it makes me wonder what I can do if I’m ever 100% well again.
When you’re injured, it affects you both physically and mentally.
At this point, I’m doing what I can with CrossFit.
Trying to stay active, but be cautious about it. And trying to keep my mental game in check since some days it’s all I can do to get up and move.
I gotta be happy with that.
Yesterday, my arm was tweaked from the day before.
I debated all morning, “Should I go to the box?” I was going over in my mind all the scaled options I could do and how it wouldn’t hurt me, etc. I did this literally for an hour.
Finally, logic prevailed.
I skipped the box and Oly class. I wasn’t very happy about it, but I’ve learned I’d rather miss one day than one week.
Today my arm feels good. Ready to go.
That rest day was good.
At least that’s what I tell myself.