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I Smashed My Goat!

ImageI’ve been talking about beating my GOAT. In this case, it was the 24 inch box jump at .Caution Grounds 2 Feb 9th. Up until now, I’ve been jumping the 20 inch box. Many days of standing in front of the box, crying in front of it…it was so frustrating. On top of everything else, my second WOD I didn’t do so well. My confidence was disappearing fast. I just didn’t think I was going to do it. But then something happened. I witnessed something that made me ANGRY. SO ANGRY that it flipped a switch inside of me. I wanted to show everyone that the 24 inch box had me no more. 

3-2-1. GO! First part of the WOD was 8 bench presses at 65 lbs. Easy. Banged them out quickly! Then the box jump. I walked over to the box and I repeated, “Load and explode” over and over in my head. “You will defeat me no more.” I bent my knees and did what I’ve been practicing all week. 

I jumped and BOOM! I landed on top of the box. I kept on landing on the box 59 more times before the WOD finished. I did it!!! I was so happy. I went over to the corner and cried into my towel. Not because I was in pain, I was so grateful and thanked GOD over and over. I know he heard my prayers. 🙂

 

Focusing on progress, not my mistakes

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Today’s WOD had three AMRAP’s back to back. I understand COACH Exson did this to help increase my endurance. Usually, I would love this but today there were box jumps in the first round of work. I had a “disagreement” with a 24 inch box which left a nice size bandage on my shin two days ago. Of course, when it came time to jump a 20 inch box, I froze. All I could think about was the “whack” I felt when I hit the box. I stood there and lost precious time in the 1st AMRAP. After some coaching from Coach Ex and Maverick, I was able to finish. On the way home, I just kept beating myself up for freezing at the box.

What I did when I came home, I read all of my previous blogs and remember all of the accomplishments along the way. I remember when I finally performed my 1st Switch Jerk. I felt so good, so empowered. My first box jump and all of my other “firsts” since last August. I went from trying CrossFit to competing. Nothing to be ashamed about.

So I froze today..so what. There is always tomorrow and I will beat that box! Caution Grounds is next Saturday. I will be looking at that box and this time the conversation will be much better that time around! 😉