Am I just being the difficult one? When I find something I’m excited about, should I just keep it to myself to not annoy others? I feel like those in glass houses should not throw rocks… I think talking about something you are passionate about in blog form is not something anyone should feel guilty about… Rambling goes on through the use of my blog to prevent boring my friends to death in person. I’m passionate about health and fitness. That’s just who I am.
I guess a little explanation might be helpful here. I received a few comments yesterday that I found really difficult to swallow. Comments about how “crossfitters look down on any other type of fitness and think they are better than the rest of the world.” Wow, what a heavy stereotype. I don’t consider myself to have any of those feelings… I’m just loving the new challenge I’ve found and appreciating the crossfit “family” I have been so warmly welcomed into at CF Division. One of the other comments that stuck with me a bit was “people who crossfit talk about crossfit… over, and over, and over…. Maybe you should look for new friends who are interested.” Another harsh assumption. Again, one of the reasons I blog. Yesterday felt a little like coming out of the closet all over again… Or trying to explain myself when I first adopted the Paleo life and others thought my choice to take care of my own health was a form of judgement on them. I now have three strikes against me it seems. Gay – check. Paleo – check. Crossfit – check. Yesterday was a hard day.
Today is a new day. Enough of that garbage. Yesterday’s WOD was – for time:
– 50 pull-ups (got to 35 with the band, then switched to ring pull-ups)
– run 400m
– 21 Power Snatch (loaded on the training wheels again… 35lb bar w/5lb plates)
– run 800m
– 21 Power Snatch
– run 400m
– 50 pull-ups (rings)
Translation – Whole lot of SUCK, with intermittent running breaks. Kipping pull-ups are on my list of things to accomplish. Not that I think they are easier, but they are fun to watch someone do! Haha. Although I was kicking myself at the time, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t provide myself the option to escape cause when I got to the FIRST run portion, I just wanted to run AWAY! After completing Fran two days prior, my hands were still pretty sore, and the 50 pull-ups (even the scaled down version) were not fun. I talked myself out of running away though and finished the WOD in 20:55. After all, my new car was there and my keys were inside the box. :p