Well, it has been almost a year since I’ve written. Amazing twists and turns in my journey but nevertheless and interesting one. CrossFit for me is now a way to release stress. It’s a nice hobby, but as far as going to the Games it’s no longer in the stars for me. However, it’s not a bad thing. Remember, the title of my blog is “Shellane’s CrossFit Journey”. The journey is never ending and always evolving.
My last competition was October 2015. I trained harder than I ever had for a competition and it showed. During that comp, I ran my fastest mile. My time was 8:31. I completed 30 KB thrusters without stopping. I was feeling pretty good about my standing. After the third WOD, I reviewed the leaderboard and saw I was in second place. When it came time for the winners to be announced, I discovered I was fourth. It was that moment I realized what was once fun was no more. I was more concerned about a medal around my neck than the camaraderie around my friends. In my heart I knew it was time to step away from competing. After a few weeks, I decided to sign up for a comp Dec 12th 2015. I figured since it was a few months away, I’d have time to recover and be ready for that one. It wasn’t meant to be. After three postponements, that comp was eventually cancelled for good. The stars were talking loud and clear, “Time to find a new dream.”
January 1st, I decided I was going to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree again.( I tried back in 2003 but due to the company’s lay off, my tuition reimbursement was eliminated.) I kept seeing commercials for online schools and after much consideration I thought 2016 will be the year of action. Investing 4 hours of training did wonders for my physique but did nothing for my professional career. So it was time to change direction and go for what I really wanted, my Bachelor’s.
As far as competing goes, I will still compete but not as many as I did before. My journey still continues for I have another comp in July and you better believe there will be more twists and turns to this story!