Then fear moves in....
The last time I went to Crossfit was two weeks ago today. In that time I have not done any real workout and have only been walking the dogs. My knee is feeling good. Not great, not perfect, but good. I, on the other hand, and feeling pretty soft and doughy. I would like to do something. I had actually considered going to Crossfit today, but fear moved in. The knee is feeling pretty darn good. I haven't been wearing my brace the last few days. I'm afraid that Crossfit will change that. I'm afraid I will hurt it. I'm afraid. I need to do something. I'm thinking of doing a WOD here. My Crossfit journal has WODs with no equipment for when you travel and such. I'm thinking of getting on the treadmill for 10 minutes to warm up, do a WOD, then cool down on the treadmill. But quite frankly, I am scared. When my knee hurts it is bad and I don't want to damage it anymore. So I'm scared. But I need to work out because I feel like crap. Okay, I'm just going to suck it up and do a WOD. I will ware my strong brace and be careful, but I'm going to do it. Wish me luck.
Update: After procrastinating for almost an hour, I sucked it up and got dressed for a workout. I hopped on the treadmill and started walking. The last time I walked I could only go about 2.8mph. I got to that and it felt really slow, so I cranked it up. I think I topped out at 3.3 or 3.4 - not sure, but it was much better than the last time. After 10 minutes of walking I was bored, so I decided to try some intervals. 1 minute at 5.0mph then 2 minutes of recovery at 3.3 or 3.4. Did that 5 times for a total of 10 minutes. Decided to stop there and just walk to cool down. As I walked, I looked through my WOD journal searching for a bodyweight WOD that I felt I could do. I found this:
Burpees and sit-ups
It was on. I hate burpees so why not do them!! 8 minutes and 11 seconds later, I was done. Woot woot!!!! I was sweating like a pig and I just felt awesome. I have a new plan for my workouts. I would like to do that in the morning but I don't think I have time. Then I walk the dogs after work. Hmmm...when can I fit this in....Of course, a few of these WODs will only take 8-10 minutes. I could walk to warm up then do the WOD, then go on with my day. I could save the longer, harder ones for the weekends. I will need to get back into prepping the night before, but I can do that. Okay, it's on. Prep everything the night before, walk and WOD in the morning. I totally got this.