“You’ve got to just let it go… holding on to the anger or frustration will affect the rest of your workout, the rest of your day, your weekend… Just let it go!”
Words of wisdom from Coach Sharon this morning while I was beating myself up inside over not being able to lift the weight I had set out to do. Another “feel the #boxlove” this morning. Our coaches are awesome 🙂 Borrowed this from the CF Division website this morning:
“Our community is amazing”
We help each others. We support each others…. You are a CrossFitter, we understand you.
Back to my rant. Not every day can be a PR… Monday I had one of those days where the stars aligned and everything came together for me at the Box. I squatted and pressed the weights I had set out to with ease. Today was a totally different story. While I did screw up the proper load by #10 to match week 2 of phase 1, I got “stuck in the hole” and had to drop the bar on the FIRST REP! WTF?? I was mad :p but as usual, Sharon was right. I dropped the load to #95 and got through 5 of 7 sets before we made the decision that I should abandon the back squats for the day and take some time to focus on stretching and strengthening my left hip flexor. Still crushed the strict press (3 rounds @ #65, 4 @ #60) and switched out # 125 deadlifts for the front squats. Not like I can’t load up again next week, so long as the hip flexor cooperates.
So the back squats can suck it. :p
OH! I didn’t post anything yesterday. Maybe because my day was a bit messy in terms of schedule. Went to my usual 7:30 at the Box. We did an “easy flush” kind of workout (according to Coach Dave. Not many seemed to agree with this claim though) Which started with a 400m sled drag. Rx for this bad boy was body weight. Right. How about #100? I somehow managed to grind it through that load despite the wicked occasional jab in my hip. Then we had a snatch sequence:
5 Sets across of: 1 Power Snatch + 1 Squat Snatch + 3 Overhead Squats
First round, I fell over with the overhead squat. Then got my sh*t together and made it through, but with just the #35 bar. Overhead squats suck. Period. And the snatch is still the unicorn which I will continue to long for a chance of riding. One day…
AND… it’s the Friday before Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. The days of big family meals on such events drew to an end when my grandparents passed away, but still doing the dinner thing with my dad and sisters tomorrow night. Think they are even coming out to my hood for a good Paleo feast a la Kate 🙂 Should be good times! Still tossing around different ideas of what the heck I’m going to cook… squash of course is a given. (especially since I maybe couldn’t resist another trip to the pumpkin farm yesterday. I’m an anti-hoarder… except when it comes to squash. And brussels sprouts. Sigh…)