Monday, August 20, 2012

Send the pain below..

Chevelle comes on right at the perfect moment this past Thursday evening, as my previously shredded legs from Tuesday shake with the continous reps of box jumps and wall balls. Music can either make me nauseous, or put me in perfect harmony with my workout. It is a magical thing, really. The numerous air squats I had done last Tuesday left my quads filled with lactic acid, and I wobbled around. However, I was determined to put in my work out of the day, (WOD) despite the pain I had below...

Walking into my CrossFit box that evening, it was open gym. I like Thursdays because the board has what I call a Russian Roulette of WOD's to choose from. Since I've only been a crossfitter for going on two months, I am still very new to a lot of the workouts. That night, for instance, wall balls. I was coaxed into doing the "Kelly" and I accepted the challenge from peer pressure, and knowing how stubborn I was even though I was going to be in a lot of pain. I wanted to scale, but again, my fellow crossfitters encouraged me not to. Inside, I was feeling defeated, and angry that I had not allowed myself another recovery day. I pushed on, and even though I fell off my box from the box jumps due to fatigued legs, I got back on and continued. I have the huge battle bruise to prove it. It is amazing how you can push your body to great lengths if you allow your mind to.

There were times when I wanted to throw the medicine ball down and walk out, because my legs were trying to give up with every squat. I just shook it off, and slowly kept going. Quitting is not an option. Ironically, my legs recovered the next day. I pushed out all the lactic acid, and my legs felt fine the next day!! How the heck does that happen?? Oh, the life of CrossFit, you never know what you're going to get, and I will take it any day than being a rat in a gym on a hamster wheel.

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