Tuesday May 27th marked ONE year of Crossfit for me!
I remember my 1st WOD…but had no clue what I was doing. I remember not knowing what bar muscle ups were…and when I wrote my score…I totally wrote it incorrectly…lol.
WOW! I want to write so many things about my year of being “UNDER CONSTRUCTION” but mostly what comes to mind is that I’m just so thankful that I have had such great coaches, such a great crossfit community and family and I’m just really proud to say that I’m a Crossfitter.
On Monday we did MURPH (1mile run/100 pullups/200 push-ups/300air squats/1 mile run)…and after much contemplation and talking about it, I decided to go the partner route (rather than solo). Travis looked at me one day and said “Will you be my Murph partner?” I said “I was going to ask you the same thing.
It was brutal (as I expected)…but knowing the true meaning behind this WOD, I just kept telling him (and myself) to keep moving…don’t stop! We finished in 38:16! One of my best friends Louie did it SOLO…he’s only been CF’ing since October. I’m so proud of him! He was the last to finish, and I ran with him on the finishing (first) 1/2 mile run, and Travis ran with him the 2nd half.
It was amazing! We also had a party to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our box afterwards, and it was good to eat food and drink some beer with box-mates…and just sit outside and enjoy the weather.
The day after Murph (TUESDAY) was a pretty rough one, and this is where I start to think our owner is sadistic: The WOD was Helen: 3 rounds: 400m run, 21kb swings, 12 pullups! UGH! More running and more pullups! My hands were seriously cashed. I could barely hang onto the bar (fatigue)…and it was so hot outside that I was sweating like a pig and my hands were slippery (our box doesn’t use chalk). I KNOW I SOUND LIKE A BIG ‘OL COMPLAINER RIGHT NOW.
I literally did pull-ups ONE-BY-ONE. But I finished. It wasn’t pretty either.
This week has been a DOMS week (Delayed onset muscle soreness)…since Murph and Helen. I took off Wednesday and Thursday. This morning was a little bit more of a “easy” WOD. But we all need those every once and a while…RIGHT?
CHEERS TO ONE YEAR!
How long have you been Crossfitting?
Do you feel like you’re at where you’d like to be in your time in CF…or not?
How often do you CF per week?