This morning I woke up. I’m pretty sure I have a calf strain as my right calf is tight. And my shoulders are sore.
I gave up long ago trying to decipher what it’s from. It doesn’t matter; I’m going to do the same movements again no matter what.
After three years of doing CrossFit, you get used to the constant soreness CrossFit causes. You expect to wake up and feel some part of your body sore, tight, or overall off. You deal with it (after all, it’s your fault you’re sore). You complain and moan, which doesn’t really help. You hobble around sometimes. Picking up items on the floor becomes painful. All you want to do is sit and rest.
However, there are days (like today) where I get tired of the soreness from CrossFit. I just would like to wake up and not be sore. Just every once in a while. To be honest, I can’t remember my life when I wasn’t like this. I can’t remember how I felt every morning before I started CrossFit training. I have no idea what people feel like who don’t choose to beat themself up constantly feel like.
Soreness from CrossFit is a lifestyle that sometimes I don’t want. I would like to wake up one day and experience what it feels like. That would be something.
Today I got to work out for the first time after my surgery. It was glorious. To feel my heart race again and try and beat the clock. Magic!
For those of you who do CrossFit, you know you walk around in a state of perpetual soreness. Since I haven’t been working out, I haven’t had that. Today I got it back. I used to bemoan the fact I’m always sore. Then I accepted the fact I was always sore. Now, for the first time, I missed the soreness of CrossFit.
Today I got to work out for the first time after my surgery. It was glorious. To feel my heart race again and try to beat the clock. Magic!
As a CrossFitter, you have aches and pains. You’re sore. Your mobility is compromised. Your shoulder hurts. You have a pulled muscle. You name it.
For me, it’s something different every week: shoulder, calf, bicep, knee, elbow, a random huge bruise, etc.
But it’s always something
Which I’ve accepted.
I’ll always have something tweaked. Something sore or strained. Something tight. Some movement I have to back off of because of that tweak. One day I’ll do strict pull-ups because my shoulder is off. Another day I’ll row instead of run because my leg feels off. Or I’ll go light on dead lifts because we just did 30 dead lifts in a WOD.
Sometimes I’ll think Why do I put up with this? Why deal with this? Why?
Because CrossFit is my addiction. It’s my outlet. It’s my passion. It’s what I do. It’s a part of me.