I attended my very first Women’s CrossFit event today and it was such an inspiring event. I have been in a funk as of late. I missed a week of CrossFit due to pushing it during a WOD and tearing up my quads. I had to listen to my body and recover. Once I was up and running, I missed more days the following week due to my work and school schedule. It put a dark cloud over my head. My body type is the kind if I am not constantly active, I notice changes almost immediatley. The fact that my stress release in going to CrossFit is out of the equation probably makes that view of myself intensified.
It took everything in me to wake up and go this morning and the moment I saw my boxmates as we gathered to carpool, I felt the dark cloud fade. Their energy just lifted me.
So we arrive and in addition to a motivating speaker, and a moving emotional display, I got to meet CrossFit athlete, Lindy Barber. She was this positive spark that reignited that light that was dimming. Just talking to her and then watching her go in and kill a WOD, it just reminded me why I love to CrossFit. I had a great time with my WOD ( 12 deadlifts, 6 clean and jerks and 12 Burpees over Bar/ A 10 minute AMRAP). Here is a picture of one of the final moments of the WOD…
Just when I thought I gave it my all and was done, I look over at my box mate and friend, who gave me a smile and a wink, and I gave a little more. :)
The other pic are the most comfy pair of CrossFit massage shoes that I won during a raffle, autographed by none other than Lindy Bar!
Onward and Upward,