This past weekend was amazing! The photo shoot for Mizzen + Main was incredible. Here are some photos from the shoot!
By the way, it’s really hard to NOT work out when you are accustomed to doing it nearly every day of your life. Wow! But tomorrow is going to be my first day back in the gym after about three weeks of reduced workouts (2 times a week) and one week off completely. I’m nervous. I have butterflies. You know that feeling you had when you first walked into the CrossFit box? I’m experiencing that exact emotion. “What if I am looked down upon? What if I don’t measure up? What if I come in last…”
Allison Belger said it best:
“CrossFit both attracts and inspires people who understand and appreciate the power of group support and a shared commitment to positive change.”
My community will love me no matter what. They will support me as I flop around on the pull up bar or deadlift 50 lbs sub 1RM. You know why? Because they love me for who I am and what I am attempting to accomplish. My time away from the gym allowed me to realized I had bigger fish to fry… my internal health. While on the outside I was “the picture of perfect,” I was suffering on the inside. My inability to consume enough calories during the day and my consistently high intensity workouts lead to my fatigue. I finally started coming to the realization that something was definitely wrong when I would get 8 or 9 hours of sleep and be EXHAUSTED still. Workouts became work and I didn’t enjoy the gym anymore. WOAHHH was that a wake up call.
Why do we CrossFit? To improve our health, not destroy it. I needed time to gather myself, recovery and rest.
On to the WOD for today:
Mobility: Hip mobility
The set up:
How to do the deadlift
5×3 Work to develop a solid 3RM
Three Rounds (15 minute cut off… go fast!):
- 15 Thrusters (95/65)
- 15 Pull Ups
- 400 m Run
Write your times in the comments!