Lessons From Workouts that Used to Kill You are Now Easy…

Murph is getting easier and easier for me.  I’ve now done it once a month for 2 months and already it’s not all that bad.

Murph is legendary among CrossFit workouts.  Every CrossFitter knows it and has probably done it at least once.  It’s traditionally performed on Memorial Day to remember Lieutenant Michael Murphy who was a Navy SEAL killed in action fighting for our freedoms.  It’s about remembering all of our veterans who give the greatest sacrifice for future generations.  A scholarship foundation has been set up in his honor.  Find out more HEREImage result for murph

My stressors have definitely gone up.  You expose the body to more and more and it adapts amazingly well.  I’ve upped my game, and it has helped my confidence tremendously.

It started last week where I decided to do my own programming.  It really started before that about a year ago when I decided to do my own strength and accessory work.  But it’s just been recently I’ve upped it a notch–a big notch.  There’s just so much to do I find myself constantly at it whenever I get the chance.

Ah, so many goals….

So little time…

I Am So Beat Up…

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I killed myself on Saturday.

I didn’t mean to.

It just happened.

I maxed back squat and front squat.

I did a FIT workout that involved thrusters and lunges and burpees and more and then stuck around for a CrossFit workout which happened to be Chelsea, which is an EMOM (every minute on the minute) for 30 minutes of:

5 pull ups

10 push ups

15 air squats

Needless to say, I was extremely sore on Sunday.  Hard to squat and bend over.

Now, Monday.  I’m better but not 100% and I hate starting the week this way.

Of course, we maxed power cleans and then did Grace which is 30 clean and jerks at heavy weight this morning.  And I had to teach a fitness class.

I’ve started my own programming as well and this week is shaping up to be killer as well.

I like to think I can do it all, but I can’t.

I’m trying to find that happy medium, but it’s difficult:  where you’re pushing yourself but still getting rest in and recovery.

When I have so many goals and so little time and so impatient at the same time…to be better, to do better, to have every move.

Ah, the challenges I face…