I just lacked the motivation.
I had every intention of hitting 13.5 with our crew Friday night, but after watching a few of our 4:30 athletes hit it I thought ‘just cross it off the list’. I have nothing to lose or gain in this last wod.
After seeing my uncle at Easter, and discussing out fragile my knee still is, it got me thinking. Even if I did qualify for regionals my knee wouldn’t be ready to compete at that level. Nor should I push to try and have it ready to compete. I said after this surgery that I would focus on heath first competing second for an entire year. The open knocked me off that plan, I’ve been focusing on the sectional wods and not training because I’m managing the pain between wods.
I know that I’m a leader and should be rah rah all the time – lead by example – and today I think I did that in a round about way. I showed its ok to have an ‘off day’ and be human and not put in the best performance you’re capable of. I said from the beginning one and done. 70 reps later I wasn’t smoked and in shambles tell me I had more, I just couldn’t find it today.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed in myself for not pushing as hard as I could, but instead of being out the next four days managing pain I’ll be training. Training to get stronger fitter faster and more importantly…..HEALTHY!
So thank you 2013 Reebok CrossFit Open for another great year….. I’ve got a count down to next year already on my wall……. #Bringit