Thursday, February 7, 2008

All this sittin' ain't good for the Crossfittin'....

It's been a few days since I've blogged.... well that's because it's been a few days since I've been able to hit Crossfit. If you would have told 6 months ago when I started working out with the Crossfit group that I would actually miss getting up at 500 to go have my ass handed to me by Jerry's workouts, I would have seriously laughed at you. No, seriously. I really would have. But I have come to have an extreme like, no ok, not like, love, well ok, let's call it a love/hate relationship with Crossfit. I hate how badly sometimes it kicks my butt, but I love the group and the personalities of the people on the team. It's amazing how off I feel because I can't see them 3-4 times a week right now.

I understand, as the doctor so BLUNTLY put it, that things in my body are not as they should be right now, and this is my body's way of telling me to slow down. However, all this sittin' around "gettin better", isn't helping me reach my Crossfit goals. As I sit on my coach and watch another movie mindlessly I can slowly feel my sub 10 minute pro level Fran slipping away, and I worry about just how far I am going to have to back pedal to be at a point where I can complete circuits and head back on my way towards reaching my goals. With each day that involves me eating toast and gingerale and *gasp* pre-packaged Ramen noodles because I can keep them down, I hear the Zone tsk tsking me. (I'm sorry for the Ramen noodles Jerry. :( ) Is that even a verb? I'm digressing... My whole point is... well did I really have one to start with? Yeah, I guess I did. My whole point is, that although Crossfit is slightly on the crazy side, the people there are great, and I miss them tremendously right now. I'm waiting on my mono test and hoping it comes back negative, so that I can get back into the Blue Room next week. It looks like everyone has logged some serious numbers this week. Way to go! Hopefully I will be rejoining everyone soon.

"Health is not valued until sickness comes." - Dr. Thomas Fuller

"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. " -Hippocrates


Magoo said...


I totally understand your frustration. I've had some setbacks too, not just from the ankle, but from moving and a cold as well.

First and foremost, be gentle to your body and let it have the rest it needs. If you've got any friends in the area, or people back home you haven't caught up with in a's a good time to reconnect. Granted, it's not a perfect substitute for CrossFit, but the most dangerous part of injury is becoming too isolated.

Once you get return to the "blender of goodness called CrossFit", treat the first week back like the first week when you joined. It will take you about 3-4 weeks to get back fully in the groove.

And Katie, keep your chin up and know we miss you, and want to have you back healthy, not just quickly. Feel free to contact Jerry and get my number and e-mail address if you need to vent.

Adrienne said...

Katie, I ditto what Magoo said. Try not to let yourself slide back totally though. You don't have to come in to CFOT to get in some tabata situps, pushups and squats. It'll take less than 20 minutes and you'll get rid of that awful feeling that you haven't done anything for days.

We can't wait to have you back to kick some A double S.

Katie said...

Thank you you guys! That definitely cheered me up today! I'm hoping to be back on Tuesday! It's been nearly two weeks and that's about all I can take! You guys are amazing and you are the reason I love Crossfit so much! Thank you again!!!

Cara said...
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Cara said...

Looking forward to having you back Katie! I second (third?) what Magoo and Adrienne said - take it easy your first couple of days. I mean - you're gonna work hard, but don't go as heavy on the weights or anything. You'll be up to par in no time!