What a way to start the morning.

What a way to start the morning.

Vietnamese omelette from dinner on our last night in Vietnam #omelette #shrimp #beansprouts #mushroom #pork #vietnam #hochiminhcity

Vietnamese omelette from dinner on our last night in Vietnam #omelette #shrimp #beansprouts #mushroom #pork #vietnam #hochiminhcity

I’m supposed to do 14.3 tomorrow at my gym. However, what I thought was bad hay fever this morning is progressing into a cold.

If I am feeling better on Monday, I’ll do it at lunch time.

My only concern is back injury from the high volume of progressing considering I have just recovered from a back injury 2 weeks ago.

The Open also gives me an overwhelming feeling of anxiety, of being judged, feeling discouraged and disappointment which I absolutely hate. This is the reason why I quit CrossFit not long after the 2012 open.

Then after a year on hiatus, I missed it, decided to come back to a new smaller gym with less competition focus, new coaches (who are great and who I feel coach me through the movements thoroughly rather than expect me to be capable of doing it), made progress and then decided to give the Open another shot this year.

I hope this doesn’t discourage me from continuing something I enjoy because I love seeing that I can do things that never in my wildest dreams would think that I would be capable of doing.

How I Felt Signing Up For The Opens

whatshouldcrossfitterscallme:

2 years later, not sure I’ve improved much…

Birthday shoes. Thanks bro! @sdyoung88 #nike #fitness #free #birthday #shoes #obsessed #fluoro #bright #yellow #grey #orange

Birthday shoes. Thanks bro! @sdyoung88 #nike #fitness #free #birthday #shoes #obsessed #fluoro #bright #yellow #grey #orange

CFG 14.1

Second day rest from the gym today. Boy am I itching to getting back to crossfit.

So I did make it in on Saturday to do 14.1. Considering my bad back which made my lifts difficult and my ability to choke on double unders during WOD (and not during warm ups and practice, I managed to get 148 reps which isn’t the best but I’m still happy with this result.

I am taking it easy these games to see how far I’ve come and not be disillusioned by competition and my weaknesses during CFG 2012. This resulted in me quitting crossfit for a year but I missed it and now I’m back.

Today is my third day off from CrossFit and my lower back is still having pains when I bend over.

Our CrossFit gym is doing the open tomorrow. Not sure whether to try anyway (depending on the workout) or pull out completely…

Injuries

I think I’ve done something to my lower back. The part to the right side of my spine has been sore for the past 2 days. I don’t feel it until I bend down or need to squat down to reach something.

I’ve been plagued with injuries for the part week. First, I landed on my right thumb incorrectly when doing burpees then during a team event, my left calf cramped/seized up and was forced out of the comp 2/3rds of the way through.

I have pulled myself out of doing any vigorous physical activity for next few days. I hope this doesn’t last :-)

Hate wall balls. My nemesis…

Hate wall balls. My nemesis…

(Source: workforsweat)

myquirkylife:

Word. So true. 
#crossfit #fitness #preamble #truth #rules #community #fitblr #gym #boxlife #magazinr

Agreed

myquirkylife:

Word. So true.
#crossfit #fitness #preamble #truth #rules #community #fitblr #gym #boxlife #magazinr

Agreed