I am heading towards a year of doing CrossFit now, and if I am honest I have been feeling a bit disheartened. I know I shouldn’t, I should be able to see the progress I have made. But as usual for my sunny disposition self (sarcasm) I could far more easily see the things I still couldn’t do.
So this week I had a rather wonderful slap in the face reminder of my progress.
In April this year I took part in the CrossFit Games Open, I would lie if I said it was a brilliant experience, it was mainly horrible, but I tried.
the 2nd workout 13.2 was a 10 minute AMRAP (as may rounds as possible) of
35kg S2OH x5(should to overhead, any technique)
35kg Deadlift x 10
15 box jumps (can be step ups)
When I did it back in April I can remember is so vividly as I could barely clean the bar even (get it up onto my shoulder) and it took so much to get it about my head, I managed the first 5, and there were quite a few people down willing that bar up for me too. I did the deadlifts and then had to do step ups as I still had the box jump fear . I did one round plus 2 more S2OH. So a total of 53 reps.
Samir had scheduled a repeat of the workout this week and initially I thought ‘Nooooooo!’ but then I realised I can actually do the 35kg S2OH now, and box jumps.
I also read this from MrsB over at Mind Over Matter (go subscribe to her blog, it is a really good read of CrossFit, running and life) showing her progress in CrossFit too.
So on Friday I went and did the workout, and even though I had my pre WOD nerves of wanting to bolt, I started and possibly for the first time ever actually quite enjoyed a WOD. I got 5 rounds plus 1. Making 151 reps.
So, yeah sometimes progress needs to be that blatant for me to acknowledge it is there. And as much as I know that the amazing coaching & programming we have at S.O. CrossFit is a huge part of this, I also have to stop and know.
I did that.