15 December 2013

It's all about modification

Since I missed Thursday and Friday, I decided to go to Crossfit today. I don't usually go on Sundays. They are usually my big rest day/errand running/paper writing/napping day. Also, the workouts on Sunday are brutal. Last Sunday I could not finish it and got really down on myself. But, I've been working very hard on self acceptance and this was a good trial. The WOD was:
50 double unders or 150 single unders
40 cleans
40 pistols
50 double unders or 150 single unders
30 shoulder to overhead
30 pull ups
50 double unders or 150 single unders
20 overhead squats
20 hand stand push up
50 double unders or 150 single unders
10 burpee muscle ups

I looked at that and normally I would have started getting upset. I can't do double unders and jumping rope really wrecks my knee. I can't do pistols. I can't do pull ups, well, not 30 of them. I can't do hand stand push ups. Overhead squats kill me. And I can't do muscle ups. So most of the moves I can't do. But instead of getting upset, I immediately started modifying it in my head. For the jump rope, I was not going to do 150 singles. That would have meant 600 jump rope. Yeah, my knee would have been a disaster. So I just decided to do 50 single unders. Coach gave us a unique modification for the pistols that I could do. Pull ups became ring rows. Hand stand push ups became banded pike push ups. And burpee muscle ups became regular burpees. Done, done, and done. Did I work hard? You bet your butt I did!!! Did I work as hard as anyone else? Yes!! These moves are hard for me. So while someone else can do a handstand push up, a banded pike push up kills me, so we are even. I felt good about myself and I did the entire workout. Woo hoo!!!! I am proud of myself. It really is about attitude and modification.

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