This past Saturday my cousin got married in my back yard, and I took full advantage of celebrating as I didn’t have to travel any where to get home. The problem with doing that is that the alarm is still going to go off the next day for the Sunday Traveling WOD. This is a group of athletes that travel each Sunday to a different box in the Cleveland area to tackle games level wods.
This particular Sunday was an hour away, and the wod was BRUTAL
Power Clean (men-185/women-135)
100m run between rounds
This would be a rough wod under good conditions. Now take into account that I went to bed at 3:30am after 12 hours of drinking beer, margaritas and shots. I rolled out of bed minutes before I had to leave (actually late), and didn’t eat breakfast. My head was pounding before the 3…2…1.. GO! But I thought…I’m a CrossFitter, I can do this.
By the time I reached the first power clean of the 7th round I was white as a ghost, according to on lookers, feeling faint and seeing black spots. It was at that point I decided that under these conditions I need to pack it in. My health is more important than picking up heavy things for time.
And as much of a loser as I felt, I knew that my body was just not prepared to be put under such extreme conditions. Sometimes you just have to know when to fold ’em.