It is hard to believe that I have now been doing crossfit for 6 months, well perhaps for my followers on twitter and friends on Facebook, it has seemed MUCH longer #crossfitbore
Last week saw me face something that I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to do, box jumps.
Back during the foundation course I discovered I had a fear of jumping onto and over things. During one of the workouts of the Crossfit Games there were box jump, but it was allowed to do step ups. So I didn’t have to actually do them. Since then we haven’t had a workout that has included them. Then last Thursday the board had written on it
2 rep max height box jumps
*pukes* (well actually that nearly happened doing the interval runs later…)
So I did my very often heard ‘”Samir (coach) I don’t think I can do these, can I?”
And I got the same reply that I have been hearing for 6 months. “Yes you can”
So to get my head around it I stacked 3 20kg plates and jumped on them. Ok I can do that. So then the box was there, I stood, freaked out for a few seconds then I jumped and did it, and then down and again.
Samir “Ok, put a 5kg plate on it”
Me “WHAT? NO? REALLY?”
And this is the way it went for 15 minutes until I was able to jump on a 24″ box plus a 10KG plate, twice. I stopped there, totally stunned I had done it, but I did.
6 months ago I remember struggling mentally and physically to jump on 2 stacked 10kg plates. Crossfit has allowed me physically to do it, I have allowed myself mentally to do it and Samir has made me believe I can do it.
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