Ok- maybe freak is not the correct word, but I definitely have the opposite problem as most people.
Sitting on Thursday evening at Coca Crossfit as the announcement of 15.3 was being announced i was DREADING the workout. Not because it had muscle ups (like 99.9 percent of people) but because it has wall balls AND double unders.
The last 2 months I have been in a battle with my ‘good knee’ fighting inflammation and instability. I had our staff PT’s look at it and their guess was ‘it may or may not be a torn meniscus, but there’s too much swelling to really tell’
Me being stubborn I’m hell bent if I”m going to have yet another surgery – 3 in 3 years is enough. So I’ve been able to keep chipping at workouts and lifting as long as I don’t crease below parallel with my knees or do any jumping. Great….. two movements that are below parallel and jumping, and both with speed.
Friday I skipped training to do some serious soul searching. I committed a year ago to do everything I could to help get a team to regionals. Last week I heavily medicated, wrapped my knee in a million braces, slathered it in icy hot and gutted through 15.2 in tears so I could help the team out. Only to not walk yet alone be able to train or demo the entire week. NOT WORTH IT! So after doing my own personal soul searching and talking with my parents it was decided…… I would do my muscle ups as they didn’t hurt my knee, and walk away from the workout.
Come 10am this morning thats just what i did – 7 muscle ups – and walked away. I immediately feel into my teammates arms in tears because the muscle ups were so easy I know if my knee were in a better place I could really help the team. But she quickly reminded me thats exactly what a team is for….. to pick up when you have given your all.
So while it’s the hard thing to do because the competitor in me wants to grind through it and put up a bigger score no matter how much it hurts. But once i check my ego and look at all the amazing things I’m doing with Coca and with I Am Stronger I know that there is more in my life than this one workout and I want a healthy body so I can give my communities my all.