Being the come back kid.Getting injured sucks, and coming back is a big downer.What used to be light weight now feels like a thousand pounds, what used to be a quick run is now a long enduring hobble, what used to be your favorite movement is now just a cruel reminder of what once was possible.Of course, wanting to skip this whole slow boring process of healing properly, one might think they should just go for it, balls to the wall. A few minutes after the 3-2-1 GO! you are coming to a screeching halt. That damn back just got pulled again, that pesky tendinitis is flaring up, if only your shoulder would stay steady.The pain you thought you could ignore in the heat of the moment turned out to be the real deal, and now you are right back in 4 weeks of rehab.Bummer.This time can be different though. This time you can take it easy. This time you can look at your favorite lift and say “not today”.Yeah, I know, that is about as easy as passing up an ice cold beer on a hot Sunday afternoon. But sometimes you just gotta do it. Sometimes you just gotta suck it up and go roll out, sometimes you gotta watch everyone else having a great WOD while you lurk on the sidelines. But guess what? If you play it smart you will heal. You will lose the pain. And you will WOD again. If you play it smart someday, not anytime soon, but someday, you will get another PR.#injury #CrossFit #WOD #SportsInjuries #InjuryPrevention

Being the come back kid.

Getting injured sucks, and coming back is a big downer.

What used to be light weight now feels like a thousand pounds, what used to be a quick run is now a long enduring hobble, what used to be your favorite movement is now just a cruel reminder of what once was possible.

Of course, wanting to skip this whole slow boring process of healing properly, one might think they should just go for it, balls to the wall. A few minutes after the 3-2-1 GO! you are coming to a screeching halt. That damn back just got pulled again, that pesky tendinitis is flaring up, if only your shoulder would stay steady.

The pain you thought you could ignore in the heat of the moment turned out to be the real deal, and now you are right back in 4 weeks of rehab.

Bummer.

This time can be different though. This time you can take it easy. This time you can look at your favorite lift and say “not today”.

Yeah, I know, that is about as easy as passing up an ice cold beer on a hot Sunday afternoon. But sometimes you just gotta do it. Sometimes you just gotta suck it up and go roll out, sometimes you gotta watch everyone else having a great WOD while you lurk on the sidelines. 

But guess what? If you play it smart you will heal. You will lose the pain. And you will WOD again. 

If you play it smart someday, not anytime soon, but someday, you will get another PR.

#injury #CrossFit #WOD #SportsInjuries #InjuryPrevention

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"The ordering process was really easy and so many great options to make the journal custom. Great extras, too, love them all! Thanks for reviewing the design to make sure it was perfect - - so appreciate that. It’s with me every day and makes tracking so easy. thanks again!!!!" -Michelle

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The journey is not going to be what you planned.

There will not be a constant rise of improvement, your times will not always be better than last time, your lifts not always heavier. 

Everyday will not be PR day.

Don’t lose sight of where you are going. Ignore the stumbles and scrapes.

Show up, stay positive, push through.

Keep your chin up.

The bad days will end, and when they do, your times will shatter and your strength will sky rocket.
Make sure you stick around for the good days to come back

The journey is not going to be what you planned.

There will not be a constant rise of improvement, your times will not always be better than last time, your lifts not always heavier. 

Everyday will not be PR day.

Don’t lose sight of where you are going. Ignore the stumbles and scrapes.

Show up, stay positive, push through.

Keep your chin up.

The bad days will end, and when they do, your times will shatter and your strength will sky rocket.

Make sure you stick around for the good days to come back

Every WOD you have to make a choice.You have to choose what weight you should load up on the barbell, how to do your pullups; if you should do the technical lift or the easier lift; if you should do MU or pullups and dips.It seems like a lot, but really what it boils down to is this: Will you choose your regular path, the one that lets you finish easily within the time cap, the one that lets you finish towards the top - or will you choose to be last?To be honest, either choice will help you improve, you are there, you are fighting, you are lifting and you are sweating - and that right there is a big hurdle.But one path will catapult you towards your goals while the other will be a nice, slow journey towards them.You don’t have to all of a sudden Rx everything, but choose one skill or lift this month and step it up. Start loading on a little more weight to bridge the gap between where you are and the Rx’d weight, use a green band instead of a blue band, do the T2B - even though you are faster doing 2x the situps.If you have a skill, start using it in the WOD. Don’t just let it be in practice mode for months because you don’t want to be slower than usual.Choose. last. place. Choose to be better today, even if that means scoring “worse”.

Every WOD you have to make a choice.

You have to choose what weight you should load up on the barbell, how to do your pullups; if you should do the technical lift or the easier lift; if you should do MU or pullups and dips.

It seems like a lot, but really what it boils down to is this: 

Will you choose your regular path, the one that lets you finish easily within the time cap, the one that lets you finish towards the top - or will you choose to be last?

To be honest, either choice will help you improve, you are there, you are fighting, you are lifting and you are sweating - and that right there is a big hurdle.

But one path will catapult you towards your goals while the other will be a nice, slow journey towards them.

You don’t have to all of a sudden Rx everything, but choose one skill or lift this month and step it up. 

Start loading on a little more weight to bridge the gap between where you are and the Rx’d weight, use a green band instead of a blue band, do the T2B - even though you are faster doing 2x the situps.

If you have a skill, start using it in the WOD. 

Don’t just let it be in practice mode for months because you don’t want to be slower than usual.

Choose. last. place. 

Choose to be better today, even if that means scoring “worse”.