Time for a bit of CrossFit recappin’ action on this sunny beautiful scorchio day!
Hope you all have the sunshine too!
Brining this post to you a day early as I have something special tomorrow…!
Wednesday Morning (23rd)
Rewind back to early 2008. I was having major problems with my left knee and so I went to the doctor. My doc informed me that I had barely any muscle growth on my left knee and as a result had to undergo physiotherapy to recover from the injury I had at the time – and note that I would always be prone to injury on that knee. He told me in no uncertain terms, NEVER run.
I took this advice and throughout my gym days either went on the cross trainer machine or the rower and was able to avoid running. But then came CrossFit.
For the first 6 months of CrossFit, I went on the rower while the others ran. Then at the beginning of this year Coach asked me to start running. He believed if we took each run as we went, saw how my knee went and strengthen it up, then there was no reason I couldn’t run.
He was right.
And today I arrived at the box and read the board – 5K RUN!
I was scared – I had never run any sort of distance, I still didn’t even know if my knee would cope. I haven’t run more than a few block runs in a WOD. But I went for it.
I kept on running, just kept on going, kept strong, kept positive. And I did it. I did my first 5K in 28 minutes 28 seconds. SO PROUD!
Proud of my body, proud of how far I have come and proud of my gained strength. Maybe next time rethink if someone tells you that you CANT do something…!
(Oh and no pain in knee, during or after…!)
Thursday Morning (24th)
My CrossFit box is moving to a new location – similar distance away, just in the opposite direction!
This is such an amazing achievement for Coach and his wife – this amazing business and community they created from a seed has grown and as a result can expand to bigger premises – total proof that if you work hard and are passionate then this will lead to results. So happy for you both! #OCFforever
So today, was my last WOD in the old box. How do I feel?
Well, to be honest I am a bit sad about it. Don’t get me wrong, I am super excited about going to the new box next week and WOD’ing in our new, bigger and better home! So why am I a bit sad?
When I joined CrossFit in August last year I was still pretty ill and at the beginning of my recovery. But CrossFit helped me find me. It grew a stronger Jen, a happier Jen, a healthy Jen, a confident Jen. And right now I feel so happy, lucky, healthy and blessed.
So the box is my home and my comfort. But you know what? What makes a home is its people – and they aren’t disappearing! The boxes spirit will come to our new home and together we can be bigger, better and stronger. It’s going to be brilliant!
Here are the details of my WOD and my results. No details but I think I have said enough today! Ha!
Where are you most comfortable?
Is there anything or anyone that has helped make you the person you are today?