Category Archives: Thinking…

My First Pull Up

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Seven months ago when I walked into CrossFit Burleson, I had a goal. It was an ambitious goal, one I knew would take time to achieve:  I wanted to be able to do an unassisted pull up.

I’d tried a month of CrossFit at another box a year prior, and I was in awe of the idea of me, ME, being able to someday do a pull up. As a kid in school we’d have the President’s Fitness Tests, which included chin ups and hanging from the bar, and I always sucked at those. I’ve never had upper body strength, so the thought of me ever being able to do a pull up was, well…never a thought. But when I started at CrossFit Burleson I knew what my first long-term goal was.

I’d moved down to a purple band recently & before the WOD started tonight I noticed there were two very skinny orange bands together on the bar, so I tried it & was able to get up with them. I mentioned it to my coach & she told me that those tiny bands don’t help at all, it’s just mental. So I decided to give it a try with no band before we did our row, and lo and behold…I did it!! I’m so proud that I have set a goal, worked hard and achieved it. I don’t think I’ve ever really done that in my life. I love CrossFit so much!!

Oh, My Aching Knee!

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My left knee has been aching for the past couple of weeks. I didn’t WOD much last week and it felt a little better but after last night’s WOD it got really cranky. It’s not swollen at all, it just aches & slightly burns just beneath my kneecap. I iced it last night but I don’t really know what else to do for it. Need to do some research. I’m not ready to seek medical attention just yet and I don’t want it to get to the point that I have to. Suggestions?

Rest

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I decided to not work out on Saturday. Our box had a social following the WOD, so I went to that but skipped the WOD, even though it made me feel extremely guilty to do so. So much peer pressure in CrossFit!! I had no real ‘reason’ other than I just had to listen to my body. I was feeling so, so tired. Not sleepy – my body was fatigued. Now that it’s Monday, I’m really happy that I gave my body a chance to rest, recover & rejuvenate. I feel ready to go for today’s Veteran’s Day WOD. (Well, sort of. The WOD includes 100 wall balls & 600 singles – since I can’t do double unders?? CRAZY!!!!)