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athletic ADD

I am not the most patient person. As my excitement for the Crossfit Games was drawn out over ?? months (it's still being drawn out) my mind has moved elsewhere. I decided to do two figure competitions with the possibility of more later in the year. This requires non-Crossfit protocol. A good friend had the sense to ask if I was still intending to participate in the games since I had another event requiring my time and energy...ummm, yes.

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My goal with the Crossfit Games this year was to compete on a team. The rules say we all have to compete as individuals first. The motivation of many ladies I knew was obliterated with just a few sentences and we're now struggling to find female competitors. Boo :( There are few individual sports I find entertaining and I was  looking forward to a team. Rather than throw away the work I put in, I decided to keep on keeping on. At the same time (because I have athletic ADD), I decided to do something with concrete, specific details laid out - the figure competitions. I'm not the type to wait around for word on formatting, rules, etc. I needed something fixed. Something with a short time line in terms of competition time (six weeks vs one day).I'm balancing the waiting game with the predictable.

How the heck am I going to do both? Who knows. Right now, I'm just winging it. I have a workout and nutrition plan provided by my figure coach. I've been able to turn it into a two-a-day format with workouts. Workouts for a figure competition are geared towards appearance, while Crossfit is geared towards function. That's ok. Since my affiliate team heartbreak occurred, I find this to be a great way to cope. The stability with the figure competition is quite soothing. The diet is pretty consistent with my current diet. Not much to change there. For me, it is not as stressful as others may believe.

So what does the "I always need something to do" person do when his/her plans are crushed? Plan again like crazy! Two figure competitions, an aquabike, a triathlon, MAYBE a military pentathlon, archery, jiu jitsu, and the Crossfit Games. When I hit a stopping point with one, I've got something already set up in the transition. If you don't have athletic ADD, no need to follow my example. Figure out what YOU want to do. Make a simple plan to have fun doing physical activities, then do what has to be done when your parade gets rained on. It's pretty crappy to have your fun taken away, but worse when you're not equipped to deal with it.
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