When it Matters Most

Yesterday was nothing shy of a miserable day. It was raining all day. Work seemed to drag on and my daily afternoon nap didn’t seemed to help any.

Still I had high hope that a workout would brighten my day. I decided to go to CrossFit. My shoulders have been in a lot of pain, and no not muscle soreness, I think I know the difference by now.

I made it through the warmup. Stretched. Went on to the strength workout. 15 mins to work on a 1rep max for a power snatch. With my shoulders in mind I didn’t go over 85lb.

Now it was time for the WOD.
15 min AMRAP:
3 thrusters/3 pull-ups
6 thrusters/6 pull-ups
9 thrusters/9 pull-ups
12 thrusters/12 pull-ups…

You get the idea. Women’s RX was 65lb. I did one rep and my shoulders were done. Period.

I made it through the workout using the women’s 33lb bar and not extending all the way with the thrusters because it was too painful. Safe to say I didn’t work up much of a sweat.

My goal is to get in no less than 30 minutes of cardio every day right now, and after that workout it was even more necessary. But… it was rainy and my shoulders were throbbing and I just wanted to go home.

It’s moments like these that show what you’re made of. I had a choice to make… Listen to the part of my that wanted to call it quits for the evening or don’t.

I pass my house heading toward my gym from CrossFit and you better believe I fought with myself until I passed by my house. At that point I had gone too far and should just continue to the gym. Realistically I have a goal to meet and can admit I am very far off. Getting in the best work I can in the small amount of available time I have is essential. Plus my shoulders hurt… What the hell does that have to do with my legs?!

So I made it to Retro Fitness and to be honest I’m glad I did. I got in a solid 30 minutes of sprint intervals and felt like I could’ve run forever. It’s often making it to the gym that is the most difficult part.

When in doubt.. Get up and go!

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