I have been really bummed that I was not able to participate in this year's crossfit open workouts due to my hip replacement surgery a couple months ago. Then it dawned in me, why wait until next year when I can just do some of the workouts on my own, and make substitutions or modifications where need be. I am doing those 90 thrusters tonight with my 20# dumbells in my living room and loving every sweaty, tortuous, moment of it.
From one of my favorite books Rising Strong by Brene Brown: "There is no greater threat to the critics and the cynics and fearmongers Than those of us who are willing to fall Because we have learned how to rise. With skinned knees and bruised hearts; We choose owning our stories of struggle, Over hiding, over hustling, over pretending. When we deny our stories; they define us. When we run from struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye. We will not be characters in our stories. Not villains, not victims, not even heroes. We are the authors of our lives. We write our own endings. We craft love from heartbreak. Compassion from shame. Grace from disappointment. Courage from failure. Showing up is our power. Story is our way home. Truth is our song. We are the brave and broken hearted. We are rising strong." -Brene Brown
Attempt number 1 at #17point5#rx . Had to abort mission 4 minutes in unfortunately, but I did get 8 #doubleunders which is awesome. Attempt number 2 was worse, had to call it at 3 minutes. It was a stressful week at work topped off by a very hectic Friday. I did not have a good mindset going into this workout and was emotionally drained. CrossFit usually helps me get over my day and reset, but last night that was not happening. This was the first time I ever tapped out of a WOD but I needed to. I pushed myself so hard this year and as my second open, I am so proud of myself for going Rx for 3 of the 5 weeks. On top of that I got my first #t2b during the open. I hope everyone out there remembers to give themselves the credit they are due. We all killed it. #crossfit#crossfitadfinem#womenofcrossfit#du @crossfitgames @crossfit #starwars @bear_grips #girlswithglasses
You wanna know what I look like fighting for EVERY REP at the end of my workout trying to BES BEAT the clock!! Everyone knows DU'S are my JAM I could do them in my sleep😪😴 buuuuuut this right here did me in! So glad my girl Abby caught it on video! If you watch closely that rope went flying as soon as I hit my last rep😂😂😂😂 I promise I didn't know I was that DRAMATIC lol
So I somehow survived 17.5 10 rounds of 9 Thrusters at 65lbs & 35 DU'S with .33 seconds left before the time cap I first thought I would finish in about 20 25 mins yeeeeea by the time round 1 was done I was pretty much EXHAUSTED by round 6 doubt & frustration set in my coach & the team was very supportive to help get my mind back right. By round 7 my soul left my body & I HIT a HUGE wall☢ I thought there's no way I'm gonna finish in time & almost listened to that non sense but no Round 9 came with 2 mins left & something happend I couldn't go out like that I kicked off my shoes & busted through it as painful as it was I DID IT! I DIDN'T GIVE UP & I gave it my all even with all my breaks I took. I'm still proud of me! NEVER listen to those voices of doubt telling you, you CAN'T do it because YOU CAN & I'm still working on believing it💖 year 2 of the open in the books😘😘