Skip to main content

Struggle. Word!

Today's WOD in the land of Crossfit Soco was Seven. It was dedicated to the seven CIA agents killed in Afghanistan on December 30, 2009. It HURT. It reacquainted me with the term "struggle." We're very tight on equipment at our gym because the classes keep getting larger. The weights were scaled so everyone could have a barbell. I'm cool with that. I should have gone heavier on the deadlifts, but the heavy thrusters were enough. Here's what I did:

7 Rounds:
7 HSPUs
7 Thrusters @ 50kg
7 Knees to elbow
7 Deadlifts @ 50kg
7 Burpees
7 Kettle bell swings @ 16kg
7 Pull ups

It's a hero WOD. I hate scaling because I don't do these for myself. I do them for the people they are meant to memorialize, there should be some pain. Someone has sacrificed life. The least I can do is show some appreciation the best way I can. I'm not sure what goes through everyone's head, but a hero WOD is my way of saying "Here's my heart. Here's my soul. Here is all I have to give. I'm laying it all on the line because I'm safe here...and you've helped make that happen. The least I can do is use up every bit of the joy, safety, and life you have afforded me. 3, 2, 1, go."

Today was harsh. It took me about 40 minutes to do all of this. Those damn thrusters were so heavy. And I'm coming off of a honeymoon vacation. Excuses? Yes! Next time I will add weight to the deadlift. I'm not as pissy about scaling though. Most times, it is not about how much weight you lift or how fast you complete a workout, but how much effort you put into it. This truly tested my ability to pull from my reserves, push through pain, and I definitely walked that line of quitting. I will take that A+ on effort and revel in it no matter what I lifted or how long the workout took me.

It was a hero workout. Give all you can. What was the line from Starship Troopers? "Everyone fights. No one quits. If you don't do your job, I'll kill you myself." That's the WOD talking.
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Dream Planning Realization #1

For quite some time, I could tell my life has been slipping away from me. Not in that dying sort of way, at least not physically. However, I have sunken more into my work in the name of having a better life and all I have to show for it is - more work. Not exactly the way I thought I'd be digging myself out of the work hole. It isn't that I view my work as a hole and am unhappy with it. I love my jobs. I do. And that's part of the problem. They give me a means to meet other needs, while still being pretty darn likable. So I don't realize when I need to pull back to focus on the other things in my life. You know about the other things - friends, family, health, wellness. Things. Example - I work to earn money so I can take my family on trips to neat places. I have worked. I have made money. We haven't gone anywhere. For the past few years, my brother has been living in different places and it wasn't until recently that we ventured out his way for a visit. We m…

I'm Still Alive

Really. I am. Go figure the moment I have time to write something is the moment it all leaves me. I've been keeping a notebook to write things down throughout the day. It's done wonders for my shopping lists, my "to Google later" list, and my WTF Why Not list. Totally forgot about the blogging though. In the mean time, let me tell you that I'm still me. I've spent more time working than working out and I'm fighting to find my way through it all. I'll let you know how it goes. So far, I've identified my shortcomings: the office candy dish, lack of better options, not going to bed earlier, and straying off tasks. Stay tuned for what the hell I do to find myself back to my sane spot...

Beauty of things

I will miss Michelle Obama. She was classy and beautiful despite what the Facebook trolls would have you believe. She was an accomplished woman with a legal career before she stepped foot in the White House. She could be formal and she could dance the Dougie. She sang Carpool Karaoke and she spoke eloquently during official functions. She cared about the health of the youth of this nation. I was touched by how grounded she was and inspired by her achievements as a person, wife, and mother. I expected to read nasty comments by Facebook trolls, but I wasn’t ready to personally experience hearing negativity about her. The blatant comparison of her to a primate was ridiculous. Absolutely, ridiculous. If there is any animal to compare her to, it is a unicorn. While that comparison was as in-your-face as it could be, others were not. Beauty/class has returned to the White House. I heard that a few times. You can veil your disrespect as much as you like, but it’s quite easy to pull that on…