Hello! I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…Learning is so important in life, in order to get better at something you must continue learning. Sometimes things I thought I knew already, need a continued and deeper level of learning. That was the case today at Level 1 certification for CrossFit. Coming in with a strong base was a blessing, but I still have learning and tweaks to do to my movements to make them even more effective and stronger. Overcoming bad habits, movements learned incorrectly was humbling today.
I learned that I really need to work on my bar path on my push jerk, thrusters, and some what on my overs head a squats. Correcting the rainbow effect on these movements has greatly improved, but I am still leaning forward somewhat. This afternoon I learned the progression of the Kipping pull-up and I am so much further than I used to be; more hip movement and I’ll be there. At the end of the day we had a workout, some days are good and some days, especially after sitting and leaning all day take a lot to finish a short but fierce workout.
About the middle of the day today, my darn right shoulder started getting sore and more sore throughout the afternoon. After all our movements throughout the day we ended with three rounds for time, 15 thrusters and 12 burpees. I ended up doing 45# and switched from Thrusters to Front Squats because of my shoulder bugging me. I finished in 6:08.
I feel so guilty when I don’t get to my programming; I’m mentally drained and exhausted. After two really good weeks, then this week was kind of a hot mess. Stress, lack of sleep, traveling, and learning I feel like I’ve had to listen to my body a little more and try not to get so stressed and things being perfect and on schedule/routine. I am looking forward to moving and getting back to a solid routine. Being a creature of habit is what I do best, when there’s a road block or a chink in my chain it throws me all out of whack!
After the difficulties I had with the thrusters I’ve decided to forgo doing 14.5. I know next year I will be stronger and more capable of being successful! It all comes down to progress over perfection, some days I just have to focus on the baby steps. Today I put on my blue tank top and immediately noticed a difference a month of training and cleaner eating makes. I’m a visual person so seeing the difference is a driving force and it helps to keep me inspired to keep pushing hard day after day! 🙂