Thank you for all of your great comments on yesterday’s abnormal pap test post.
I actually went back and forth on sharing something so personal, but I’m so glad I did. I think it’s good to share experiences like this, so others going through the same motions can know that they’re not alone. Feeling like you’re alone because no one ever talk about it is always the worst part. Thank you for sharing all of your own experiences. None of us should ever feel alone out there.
After yesterday’s procedure I felt like I was back to 100% almost as soon as I walked out the door, minus a bit of spotting that only lasted an hour. This morning I woke up no different than the day before and went to CrossFit just I normally do on Wednesdays.
Sumo Deadlifts were our skill/ focus today, which made me really happy. Not only was it a back/ leg strength move (no cleans, no snatches, yay!) but we were working on a 1RM. My last 1RM was 125, but I knew I could do better than that.
I went through the warm up and started my first 1 RM attempt at 115 (a little below my previous 1 RM). I used such little effort getting the bar up in my first attempt, that my coach laughed at me and said, “you know what that means, right? you’re adding a lot more weight for your next one.” ….before bringing over two tens.
Second attempt was 135. It was a teeny bit more of a struggle, but I knew I could lift heavier. I was using Scott, a fellow CrossFitter, as my inspiration. He struggled and really worked to get his 1 RM off the ground. I wanted to feel like him after the 1 RM – completely spent and knowing I gave it all I had.
So I made a big jump. I added two more tens for a grand total of 155 (30 pounds more than my previous 1 RM!). It was definitely a challenge. I pushed with all my weight in my heels and got the bar up. It was slow, but I did it.
I even got a shout out for PRing by 30 pounds on my 1RM!
My first shout out! Woo hoo!
After coming down from my high of knowing I really gave it all I had on that 1 RM, I got my ass kicked in the WOD:
EMOM for 12 minutes
- 1 Power Cleans @ 80% of 1RM
- 3 Burpees
- Max Chin Ups
It was a non-stop 12 minute WOD that had me hurting. Every minute, on the minute, we did two power cleans, three burpees, and as many chin-ups we could get in the remaining time. My first minute my arms felt really fresh and I knocked out 9 chin ups in my remaining time. It went pretty downhill after that. I pretty much averaged 2-3 chin ups for each remaining round. The more tired I was, the more time it took me to do the power cleans and burpees, and the less time I had on the chin ups. I felt like I was just getting my foot in the band for the chin ups when it was time for the next minute.
In the end I did a total of 35 chin ups and was darn proud of that number (we’ll just ignore the 60+ other folks got 😉 ).
Food is limited since we’re leaving for a mini vacay tomorrow and I’m saving all the eggs for tonight’s dinner. I had one english muffin left that I toasted with peanut butter, pumpkin butter, walnuts, and chia seeds.
I’m desperately trying to finish the rest of the berries before we leave, so I’ll probably be snacking on the rest of the bulk sized containers through the day (I’m not saying that’s a bad thing 😉 ).
What’s the last big PR you got, whether it be in a race, at the gym, or at CrossFit?