The “big storm” forecasted for the Jersey Shore today was a bust. By six this morning, the school closing list was longer than I cared to read. My district was not on the list because they opted for an early dismissal at 12:15 p.m. By three this afternoon, the roads in my area were wet, but were not impacted by the snow.
By noon I planned to drive straight home and take a much-needed siesta. Now ask me if I took my nap? No! Instead I went to CrossFit. I know. How the heck did I go from sleeping to an doing an intense workout? Well for the past two weeks, I have worked out hard in the gym, but missed CrossFit.
While I prepped my steel oats in a crock pot, I dreamt of sleeping knotted up on the sofa under a soft throw blanket. Then my friend nudged me with a text, “Are you going to CrossFit?” It has been a few weeks since we’ve taken a class together. I floundered for a minute or two, then I realized that I should go, so I agreed to the 3:30 p.m.
10 kb swings
10 push ups
10 jump tucks
Mobility: 7 min
8 min EMOM – 2 cleans, go up as needed
15 deads 225/155
20 box jumps 24 inch/20 inch
25 pull ups
25 min cap
November 11, 2013, I dead lifted 75 pounds (25-15-9) in CrossFit. Wow! What a difference a month makes. I did five rounds at 125! Woot! Woot!
I started my pull ups with a medium-sized blue band, but quickly abandoned it for a green band. It felt good to be back in class; I missed the rush.
Anyways, I didn’t think I would finish the WOD within the 25 min cap, but darn if I didn’t come close! Thanks to a coach who pushed me through round four, I only fell short of completing round 5 by 13 pull ups! Kudos to Lisa; she is good at pushing hard.
The mind is so powerful! The ability to control our mind is rooted within us. Yet, if we are not careful, we can easily fall victim to negative thoughts, which can sabotage our ability to succeed.
I “thought” I was too sleepy to do anything, but I was wrong. After CrossFit, I felt energized. I’m so glad that my friend texted me.
Training for next year’s figure competition is going well. I am amazed at my progress and the subtle changes in my body. Within the week, I will post pictures. For now, I must get me some Zzzzz.
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