As much as I complain about the pain and the bruises, secretly I love feeling this sore. I call it sadistic pain or sadistic soreness. It signifies that I’ve worked hard enough to get a response from my muscles, which doesn’t happen every day.
CrossFit Competitions are guaranteed to get you sore, due to the fact of the work performed in such a short amount of time.
While it sucks not to be able to walk very well or lift your arms very high, there’s something about the pain that is extremely satisfying…
Doing three workouts in one day is taxing. Right now, I’m beat, but I’m trying to stay awake so I don’t wake up at 2 am tomorrow morning wide awake.
I just finished Day 1 of a two-day CrossFit competition, called the Turkey Challenge in Superior, CO.
Every time I sign up for a CrossFit competition, I think it’s a good idea at the time, and then I do it, and when I can’t walk, I think Well, that was a dumb idea!
I am currently thinking this was a dumb idea for the following reasons:
- I can’t walk
- I have a huge bruise on my left forearm from kettlebell snatches (which is why I never do them).
- I have a nice chafed raw spot on my back from wearing a rucksack during a 1.5 mile run.
- Did I mention I can’t walk?
I have another whole day of this.
I’m getting too old for this stuff.