Friday, April 19, 2013

More injuries

I've been doing CrossFit for over 2 years now. I love it. CrossFit is what saved me from my workout lull. It gave my life excitement again and a desire for competition and to make myself a better athlete. Within the first 6 months of CrossFit I set a goal to do a competition. I hadn't set a date, I definitely wanted to get into better shape, and I wanted to feel ready.

Now 2 years later, the 5 friends I started CrossFitting with have gone down to 2. So many people I've talked to about CrossFit have talked about injuries and quitting. I never want to quit CrossFit... I love it. However, in the last 11 months I've had 3 serious injuries that have set me back quite a bit. My strength has diminished (although I know that I can get that back), and my cardio is nothing like it used to be, and my desire to work out has grown a bit dim. 2 back injuries that have put me out for 3 months each time and now a hip injury that's had me out for 3 weeks now. I am depressed...just a bit. I feel old. This sucks. My husband said to me a few days ago, "maybe CrossFit isn't for you anymore." BUT I'm just not ready to hang up the shoes. I'll modify for sure, but even so --- I'll be sad thinking that I might never get to do a competition because I'm broken. Argh.

I know this sounds so stupid, but CrossFit gave me life. And lately I've been feeling so - lifeless. I miss my CrossFit Crew, and I miss throwing around heavy weight and doing crazy body weight exercises. Hoping and praying that I heal quickly and that this is not my moment to say "I'm done" with what I love so much.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 2013

SO, as you can see - I'm not real good at this blogging thing. You should check out my Twitter or my Instagram on the other hand because those are two sites that I'm quite good at keeping up on. Ha ha ha.

What am I up to???

*I'm back to CrossFit after 3 months away due to a killer back injury. (This is my 2nd back injury in the past 9 months.) This time I'm coming back slower than ever and really listening to my body. I'm not pushing myself like I once did ---even though I did sign up for the Reebok CrossFit Open. WHAT?!? Yay, I can't believe I did that.

*PALEO... the caveman diet. Yup, I'm doing it. I started about 3 weeks ago because of health reasons. I'm not as strict as I should be. I'd like to be stricter but it's called "lack of self-control". I'm gonna need to work on that some more. I love me some good chocolate. You can follow my food journal on

*Pilates rocks! Yes, I added pilates to my weekly workout schedule and I love it. I can already see a difference in just a month. It's no shocker that my back injury had something to do with my lack of core strength, so this is really helping me to focus on form and core work. Ahhhh - I actually look forward to Friday Pilates.

*I am a gym membership whore. I need to cool it. I belong to  Lifetime Fitness, Bally's and 2 CrossFit boxes. I actually think I'm going to cancel my Bally's membership because that place has been disappointing. I'm not impressed with their lack of professionalism, their no-show instructors for group classes, and well... yay - that's all. OH but I do have to say that I was floored to see that they were selling Diet Coke to the public at the shake/smoothie bar. Yes, I do have something against high fructose corn syrup. 

*I'm working like a mad woman... and it's making me mad (the crazy kind of mad - the kind that finds yourself in a padded room). The compulsory girls had a very successful season that ended this past December. Now we're in optional competition season and the compulsories are in training season. When I'm not coaching at practices, I'm coaching at meets or trying to squeeze in a private lesson or two when I can. Burnt out and/or tired??? YES. Trying to figure out how to manage everything.

So that's all that I can think of for the moment. OR at least all that I'm going to share on a public blogging site. Follow me... add me to your blog list... or Twitter feed... or Instagram. I love my friends that I get to meet via internet. Until next time (hopefully it won't be another 9 months before I blog again) --- be amazing!!!