Thursday, November 6, 2008

Day 418..."dOn'T bE afRaiD tO LoAd tHe LbS oN tHe bAr"...

When I went to the CrossFit Level 1 Certification, we did the workout called "Fran". The prescribed weight for the Thrusters for women is 65 lbs. I had convinced myself that I COULD NOT do the workout with that amount of weight, so I chose to do the workout with 45 lbs instead. After the first round one of the instructors, DC, came over and told me that that weight was too light and told me to change to the higher, prescribed weight. I didn't want to, but I did...and I was able to complete the workout. It was hurt...but I was able to do it. I had thanked him afterwards for making me push past my self imposed limitations. I told him that "I am not that impressive or strong" but that I appreciated him showing me that "I COULD do MORE". The day after, DC sent me an email that said "You ARE that strong and impressive. DON'T BE AFRAID TO LOAD THE POUNDS ON THE BAR AND GO FOR IT."

I thought of his words today as I prepared to workout. I wasn't sure what to do. I look at the GSX website ever so often and I happened to do so this morning. I saw the WOD they had posted and thought...What the heck...I'll just do that today!...and I did. There was no weight listed for the Thrusters. I started to use the bar and that's when I remembered DC's advice. I grabbed 2 10 lb bumpers and added them to the 45 lb bar. I also decided that I would finish with the same matter how hard it was...or how bad it hurt...or how long it took to finish. It WAS DID hurt...and it took me LONGER to finish than I would have liked...but I did it! No one was there to see. No one would've known if I had used less weight...but I KNEW WHAT I DID. I WASN'T AFRAID OF THE WEIGHT...and I think that from now on I will have a different mindset when it comes to "loading the pounds on the bar". He'll never read this...but I'll say it anyways. "Thanks DC."


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