This week marked my first time back to CrossFit after 50 days off due to a fractured foot. I am very happy to be back. The first WOD (wall balls and burpees) was a killer. They modified the WOD for by having me use a lighter weight ball and modified the burps for me as well. I nearly passed out when I was done with the 12min AMRAP. Luckily I go to a box will killer coaches. They defiantly took care of me. One of the owners got me a banana and an electrolyte drink and sat with me until I was feeling better. The next workout was much better for me. My legs were killing for days!
This goes to show that not all boxes are created equal. This also shows why it is important to not base your view of CrossFit on one time at a box. Try a few in your area to see what one is the best fit for you. If you are going to spend the money on CrossFit you should defiantly like where you are going to be going.
I’m excited for the week to come. CrossFit tomorrow @5!
The dog is jacked, focused, patient, determined, and ready to go. I wish I was that dog in human form.
(Source: woodburning, via iamoceanic)
Powerful message in the video. “What do I desire?”
Don’t waste today being depressed about yesterday. Take every day, every moment as a chance to turn things around. Always push towards your goal.
Now get up and get it!
Truth, if you want it you need to get out and get it!
With the high for the day at 21 (F) and my darn fractured foot I will be spending more time then I like inside. I decided to watch some things in my Netflix queue.
Forks Over Knives is very interesting. In some ways it reminds me of Paleo, with the focus on whole foods and staying away from processed food. Both also eliminate the use of dairy. However they biggest difference is the lack of meat and fish with Forks Over Knives.
I feel that there is no one diet for people. Everyone has to figure out what works best for them. I am going to try to cut out meat two days a week. I will adjust this depending on how my body feels. ”Eat to live, don’t live to eat”
Today marks 1 week and 1 day from the time I fractured my foot. I can now walk without crutches 90% of the time depending on how stable the ground is (snow). Hopefully next week the Doctor will tell me I can put on a normal shoe.
I have not been able to workout so I’ve been taking it easy. I still have to try and go swimming. When I was talking with my CrossFit box about my foot they let me put my membership on hold. Thats good news with nearly 4 months paid for. They also let me know they could work with me to modify the workout for my food. Good news, depending on how the Dr’s goes I might just take them up on it.
I still have a ton of things I want to work on but I am not letting this setback keep me down!
This last week was filled with some highs and lows.
On Tuesday (1/14/14) I fractured my foot at work. Not fun. I did however get lucky that I ended up not needing to get a pin. Had the fracture been less then 1/4 of an inch further down I would have needed a pin. Downside, no CrossFit or Oly for the next 10-12 weeks (hopping for less). I can do upper body as long as I don’t have to use my foot to support the weight. This really throws a wrench into my 4 months of CrossFit plan. But I am now updating my plan. ”Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face” - Mike Tyson.
The Doctor did say I could swim as long as it didn’t bother me. So thats good news. On Tuesday (1/21) I am going to give it a go. If swimming works I will start to do that more. I am also going to do some upper body with my kettlebells. Now will also be a good time to focus on my diet. Nothing is worse then limited mobility and a shitty diet.
Now for the good part of the week. I ended up getting a promotion. It will be a fare amount of extra work but will force me to grow. I will also get to learn new things that interest me. My day to day actions will also now effect a good number of people. I will get more money for the position and that is most welcome!