I’ve always believed that it’s the little things that make a big difference, and yesterday I was proved right. When I woke up yesterday morning, I really wasn’t sure I wanted to go to CrossFit. My upper body was extremely sore from Saturday’s workout, and the thought of a nice walk before work sounded so good. I figured I had plenty of time this week to get some quality walks in, so off to CrossFit I went, even though I knew the workout was going to suck major stinky butt.
We had just completed 6 supersets of heavy front squats. 5-5-5-4-4-4 of 130# (pounds). It was hard, but the actual workout was going to be even harder. Or just more of a pain in my butt.
3 rounds for time of:
- 15 burpees
- 30 wall balls
Aka a total of 45 burpees and 90 wall balls.
The thought of this WOD made me want to poop my pants. Some workouts just make me nervous, and I have no idea why. It’s just a natural CrossFit response. I wandered over to a platform while we were killing time before starting the WOD, and when I looked down, I was graced with an unexpected message.
I have no idea why, but seeing this just made me so happy, and while it didn’t make me want to poop my pants any less, it made me realize I can do it. It gave me a positive attitude to approach the workout with determination and not to crap out halfway through.
I attacked the workout as best as I could – tip: wall balls in your lifters make them 100x easier – and was proud when I finished in 9:46 RX’d, coming in 3rd. I felt strong throughout the entire workout, and not only was I happy I made the decision to go, I also attacked it like I was in a competition. Taking a breather only when I knew my body needed to, and not because it was a hard workout.
I kept looking at that image throughout the day, and I think that’s a reason why my Monday was just so awesome.
It was even better when after work I got quality girl time with Jenny at the tennis courts. We were finally able to catch up and just gossip about girly things! I just love gossip tennis.
After 2 hours of tennis and girl time, I headed home to eat a quick bite, type this up, and head up to bed to read. Overall, a wonderful Monday!
What gets you through a Monday?