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.
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.
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