I have been wanting to write this for the past week, but ponder and everynight I would change it and then finally I read something tonight that struck a cord so deep that I knew it was time!! Im going to go out on a limb and say it was a sign!
First of ALL I love CrossFit and well somewhere along the way I fell “hard” completely out of Love with everything CrossFit. It was no Longer fun to me anymore! Well I’m a coach and strive to be the best coach I can be, so I was questioning if you all could see it? Lets go back a couple months. A few major things happened in my life well not a few MANY things happened. First off the opening of the gym which no regrets, But i opened the gym with my sister who was not only my favorite work out partner, best motivator and i could go on forever here. Shawn…well like a brother and no one or coach pushes me like he does and im sure that goes back to we started CrossFit together and he knew how to make me go faster, lift heavier, and just want to be a better CrossFitter. Well when you open a box not all3 of us could be there together so eventually we never trained together talked about “our” work outs anymore and well then you know the story Linz got pregnant…..we got busy you all were our first priority. Many other things happened my daughter got sick, I got bronchitis twice, once lead to phenomia, a death in the family that brought me down & not spending the time i wanted to with my oh so sweet husband….. WELL all this lead to fewer and far between WODS losing strength, falling off the paleo wagon, gaining 13lbs, and just not caring anymore about CrossFit. Never stopped caring about yalls sucess just mine!
You know how it is being defeated in your Wods well this was happening everyday!
A few things happened I went to Regionals and it was so inspiring that I told myself I may not have the time to compete, but I want to give it my all and try my damdest to be as good as those girls, and ofcourse LOOK like them. (YES nutrition “paleo” is going to do that) Its really motivating to see people digging deep finding that inner Beast and releasing it. Makes you want to jump in and breathe some fire yourself, just to see if you can.
A text from a friend referring to the fact that maybe i was not giving it my all and that maybe i was a Debbie Downer to workout with and i thought for a Second and said to myself “I will Show You” Coming full force with a guns a blazing!!!! True Kat Style 😉 he he he
THEN came along my NEW 9:30 AM class. Let me give you a run down of my 9:30 class they Rock! They are well crazy, they make me laugh, they love doing extra work with me and well Sidia motivates me and says things that well just made me start to love CrossFit again. It is usually , Ross, Kevin, Neey, Sidia, Stephanie, Alexis, Lisa, Taryn, April and sometimes Garrett. (if i left anyone out i apologize) This crew made it fun. And ofcourse in the back of my mind I know Linz is coming back soon!! Sidia pushes me and I feel like this group honestly is rooting for me to get better again!! SOO thank you crew I love being apart of this “cult”….(isnt that what the outsiders call us;)
If you are feeling defeated, tired or just falling out of Love with CrossFit, Iwill always tell you all that CrossFit is a long-term relationship. There’s love, disappointment, disgust, elation, pain, endorphins, mind-games, simple acceptance, setbacks, growth, a little cursing, a lot of smiles sometimes tears and the list goes on….This is what i read today so Im going to share!
THE CrossFit Blues by Lisbeth Darsh
I’ve fallen out of love with CrossFit more times than I can remember. There have been days when I never wanted to hear the word “WOD” again. Times when I did not want to join a class, did not want to work out, did not want to read/listen/see anything CrossFit. I’ve had the CrossFit Blues.
But I’ve also fallen in love with CrossFit so many more times than I can count.
See, CrossFit is like any relationship: after a while, we may start to take things for granted. We begin to expect, instead of hope. We begin to demand, instead of ask. The bloom is off. We’re not sure we even like anything about that person anymore.
If it happens in love, why not in CrossFit?
But the real question is: What do you do about the CrossFit Blues?
You can wallow and walk away forever. Won’t solve much though. You’ll just end up trying to find what you’re looking for in P90X or triathlons, or the bottle, or worse: Zumba. (Hahaha. Sorry, Zumba fans, couldn’t resist.)
Or you can do what I do: take it back to basics. A series of dates with the bar in an empty gym. Nobody else, no clock – just movement and memory. Remind your body what CrossFit feels like at the most elemental level. More importantly, remind your soul.
And, if you’re anything like me, somewhere in the middle of that fourth day of solo WODs, when your quads are screaming in that 48th air squat or you’re fighting to get your chest off the deck in that 10th push-up, or you’re cursing out the wall-balls, somewhere there the fever breaks. And you’re back. CrossFit’s back. And you want to turn the damn clock back on again. You want to get better and faster and stronger. You want to earn your fitness again. You remember why you loved CrossFit to begin with. And why you can’t give it up now.
And then you rejoin the Land of the Living. You walk into the gym the next day and the world looks fresh again. CrossFit looks fresh again. Everybody in that damn gym looks better than ever. And somebody yells “3-2-1-Go!” and you kind of smile. You’re back. Hello CrossFit, I missed you so much. God, I love you . . .
Helen is a bitch huh!?
400 Meter Run
21 KB Swings
12 Pull Ups