Yesterday we hit the CrossFit for Hope fundraiser workout at Coca CrossFit. 35+ athletes gathered to hit a workout that contained the following movements;
- Power Snatches
- BOX JUMPS (the scariest movement ever)
- Chest to Bar Pullups
We partnered off and headed into heat one. I was ‘lucky’ enough to get to watch the first heat. 20min later it was my turn to tackle the workout. I have been working on my box jumps the last month and built up to a 16″ box recently. I knew today would be the day I tackled my greatest fear – getting back on the 20″ box.
Back up about 7 hours and lets talk about the fact that I had attended Greg Amundson’s Goal Setting Course where he really dives into the mental side of CrossFit, and honoring the whole self. I had a new confirmation of the strength I already posses and how powerful self belief is. I know that my tendon is strong, I know it wont tear, but I had been lacking the mental confidence to do it. Today was my day.
I warmed up to the 16″ – no problem
I turned to 18″ – no problem
I turned it to 20″ – I DID IT….I F*&$ING DID IT!!!!!!! I know that for thousands of people hitting a 20″ box jump is just another day. For me that’s a HUGE accomplishment. Ever since I ruptured my achilles on 20″ box jumps I have dreaded the day I had to return to box jumps. I flipped the switch on how I was thinking about it from a place of fear to a place of I WILL and it made all the difference in the world!
I went on to do 40+ reps at the 20″ box. Every rep was a win and I almost wanted to do them slower and really appreciate the journey I’ve been on the last 7 months. 7 months ago my world came to a crashing hault when I ruptured my achilles and yesterday I confirmed that this is my year. Not only can I come back….. I WILL COME BACK and I WILL BE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH IN 2013!
THANK YOU GREG for adding gasoline to the fire already burning inside me. You made an impact on me that I’ll never be able to express in words.