I went to my early morning CrossFit class today. Yesterday, I had food poisoning so I missed class. I didn’t feel the best. My stomach was still upset. But I felt about 80% so I went.
It was a long met-con with double unders, wall balls, and sumo deadlift high-pulls. I took it easy right out of the gate and paced myself, not wanting to overdo anything. I still beat all the ladies and most of the guys in my class.
I tend to think of myself as good at CrossFit. But what I realized today is that I’m more than good. Admittedly, I’m not your average CrossFitter. I know that. But it’s hard to think of yourself as more than good when there’s so many above you who are better.
I CrossFit for many reasons. One of the primary reasons is to beat others. I’m a hard-core competitor and I don’t like to finish last (although sometimes I do and I’m okay with that because those are the moves I need to work on the most).
I left the box feeling much better physically than before. I was excited I beat a lot of others. And in a few days I’ll be back to my A-game. But most importantly, I learned just how good I am. Will it go to my head? No. I’ll always just be good in my mind. But occasionally I will be better than good. Like today. And on those days….