Thursday, January 8, 2009

Repost: Embarassingly light weights

Originally posted on another blog I write anonymously, but re-posted here because I want this blog to represent my entire journey since starting CrossFit.

The reason I am posting is to admit something very sad. I used a 15 pound kettlebell for 1-armed swings, goblet squats and high pulls today, and 10 pound dumbbells for see-saw presses.

So sad.

But I know my body, and if I push too hard on a first day back to Crossfit after a break, I just get all fucked up and have to take a couple days off to recover. (I re-re-re-learned that lesson after going all out on a Saturday in mid-December, after which I couldn't walk right and had very bad tendinitis in my elbow for a week) So, I swallowed my pride, and went wimpy this morning. But check back with me at the end of the month, and I'm sure I'll be close to throwing around my favorite gray 30 pound kettlebell on some standard swings. Woot!

I don't even want to know how shitty I am with my pushups now... Ugh. Or running. My lungs were freakin' burning this AM!

But I was rewarded for my early wakeup by the presence of my favorite former-Marine trainer. That always makes me smile during a 6am workout. :) Plus he complimented me on my form for goblet squats! I just smiled in appreciation, and did not mention that I was only using a 15 pound bell. He'll never know!

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