CrossFit and I did not get along this morning. My legs were still sore from the crazy number of lunges we did on Monday and I seriously debated staying home instead of going to class today. I went, but almost immediately wished I had stayed home.
We worked on power cleans for our skill/focus and the move didn’t seem to click. My coach saw my frustration with the power clean and suggested I focus on form and technique at a lower weight instead of going for the 3RM. It’s the shrug in the move that gets me, for some reason the shrug doesn’t come naturally to me and I always struggle with any lifting moves that include a shrug. I almost want to invest in a light bar for my home gym so I can practice the shrug movement at home. Every time we have a lifting move that involves a shrug, I’m never aggressive enough and lose the power the shrug is supposed to provide. They even taped me so I could see what I was doing wrong, but that just made me over think everything.
I was so frustrated from the power cleans, that I had already mentally checked out for the WOD. It didn’t help that the WOD had jumping lunges with 20lb dumbbells (they burned!). I was slow as molasses with those babies. We also to push the prowler, which I usually love because it’s such an empowering move, but I was going so slow that I lost the momentum needed to get the prowler over this dip in the parking lot and got stuck a couple of times.
After the WOD I practically ran out of the box in major frustration, wishing I’d just stayed home instead.
I know I feel like I’m whining, but honestly, I think it’s good to whine sometimes. Sometimes it’s okay to just say “I’ve had a bad workout. It sucks, but it’s not the end of the world.” We all have bad days at the gym or on the road. It’s best to just admit it and move on. Not every session is going to be perfect, but it’s not going to stop me from going back and trying it again. I’ll get that power clean one day… even it takes me 10 years.
Breakfast went better than my workout did.
Two eggs with feta cheese
And a big pile of fruit with almond slivers and walnuts.
I love fruit and nuts, such a tasty combination.
Alright, enough negatives – what’s something POSITIVE about today?
I got some pretty exciting news yesterday that still has me grinning from ear-to-ear today. That’s something positive! 🙂