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I did it

I went to the information meeting.  People were really nice and a lot of people from their first group (that did their race 2 weeks ago) returned for another round.  The lady who owns the store seems really nice, as does the other coach and mentors. 

I’m not super excited about one thing…they don’t leave anyone to run or walk on their own.  It’s nice, in theory, but I hate feeling like I’m holding people up and I hate being the last person…I’m always the last person to finish running WOD’s at crossfit so I was hoping to not have to deal with that here.  But I guess, as a friend says, finding comfort in the uncomfortable.  

If nothing else, it’s accountability.  Although, I was just expecting it to be the 2 group runs…but there’s “homework”.  It’s probably for the best.

Moral of the story - do what scares you.

There’s a new running store in town and they are very big on community interaction. They started a 12 week running program to get people into their first 5k’s.

They meet twice a week and frankly, I need the accountability of meeting up with people. Granted, when we start, I will only be walking since I’m still recovering with my back issues. Tonight is one of the informational meetings. I’m excited to see what they have to say.

Thank you costco. Tonight’s dinner and lunch for the week is done. 

Stuffed peppers and green beans almondine.

Thank you costco. Tonight’s dinner and lunch for the week is done.

Stuffed peppers and green beans almondine.

My (wish I could call it triumphant) return to crossfit

I went to my box for open gym time today.

It wasn’t much, a lot of rolling and mobility, Then a few rounds of squats, push ups, and just hanging from a bar. And then a 500m row on a 1 damper.

Things got loose. My back is sore…primarily from the row, I think. But I have to start somewhere and I’m not cleared to do any bar work. So, this was better than nothing. And I have to start building back up.

A great night of baseball with friends! And what a gorgeous night, with dare I even say a chill in the air at night.

So many laughs. So many memories.

TOP night!

So.

I haven’t had much to say for a reason…

since Monday, I haven’t worked out and since then I’ve been doing a lot of chiropractor-ing, icing, stretching and being boring.

I tried to lift a heavy bag of trash while slightly bent over last night….and let’s just say that wasn’t my smartest moment.  Tonight is a baseball game (please don’t rain, please don’t rain), tomorrow is gym time (walking and swimming), WW meeting (weighed last week, going to the meeting this week but I’m not weighing in…it’s been that kind of week, and then sunday I’m going to open gym at my box and I’m going to try out some body weight only moves.  I’ve been okay’d to do those, so I just need to get back to it and prove to myself that my back can handle it….but being smart about it as well.

I’ve also had a lot of time to do some thinking and God has given me some insight into a few areas of my life…and let’s just say I have more delving in to do in those areas and a lot of work…but I know I’ll be happier on the other side.

You know what else would make me happy?  LIFTING HEAVY CRAP!

Went for a 25 minute walk with my friend before watching the bachelorette tonight.

It was great to talk and share stories.

My back felt good for the most part. It did he right and I had to stretch in the middle of the walk. And it definitely tightened up afterwards. But it was great to move and sweat!

My goal for this week is simple: be more active.

Obviously, within the constraints of my back issues. But, go for walks, swim, mobility work, whatever it is. Be more active.

I didn’t really take many pictures today. Just the setup and WOD 1 athlete briefing.

I volunteered from 7-12 today and I loves it. I left early but my back was killing me and I’m already paying for it. But it was worth it. I got to see some friends from CFRVA compete and cheer for them. I cheered for 2 teams from CFSC and what else can I really say? The buzz in the air, the excitement, it made me want to jump in and do the damn WODs myself! I know my back isn’t ready for that, but you know how you get caught up in the moment? That was me today.

It made me remember why I love this sport. And why I want to work harder than ever to get my back situation under control so I can get back to working out.

Also. Seeing my richmond friends, it made my heart swell. It was just so good to see MY people, which I don’t really feel here yet. Also, crossfit competitions are a meat market of the fittest people in your area an it’s hilarious to sit back and watch the mingling pre-WOD.

Now go train for a competition. ;)

I didn’t really take many pictures today. Just the setup and WOD 1 athlete briefing.

I volunteered from 7-12 today and I loves it. I left early but my back was killing me and I’m already paying for it. But it was worth it. I got to see some friends from CFRVA compete and cheer for them. I cheered for 2 teams from CFSC and what else can I really say? The buzz in the air, the excitement, it made me want to jump in and do the damn WODs myself! I know my back isn’t ready for that, but you know how you get caught up in the moment? That was me today.

It made me remember why I love this sport. And why I want to work harder than ever to get my back situation under control so I can get back to working out.

Also. Seeing my richmond friends, it made my heart swell. It was just so good to see MY people, which I don’t really feel here yet. Also, crossfit competitions are a meat market of the fittest people in your area an it’s hilarious to sit back and watch the mingling pre-WOD.

Now go train for a competition. ;)