Road to Recovery
Can I just say, hallelujah! Koach and I are testing and easing me into using my knee again. I was able to join in the WOD with everyone on Friday and today. Over the weekend, my knee felt okay, not worst, which is a good sign post WOD. I’m excited we’re making progressions to get me back into it all, but I feel…inadequate. Perhaps that’s the wrong word. Impatient? Antsy? Frustrating? Yes, those work better.
I feel like a team player again, as opposed to my Lonely WOD's which can be depressing because I don't get to play with everyone. But I feel held back and that frustrates me. And I know Koach can see it, which is why he reminds me why we're taking it slow. Needless to say, I've been reminded of my failure at Open Games WOD 12.3. I was toying with the idea of doing the last Open Games WOD, Koach sensed that, and he rightfully advised against it. Had he not said anything, I might have gone for it. Getting right back into RX-ing WOD’s has not gone well for me, so this is a a safer approach. I get that. Doesn’t mean I like it.
Today, for example, strength skill were back squats, I was told to use a hard target (small box) so that I ensure that I’m using just booty to bring myself up rather than quads and knees. I haven’t had to use a target since my early days of CrossFit. The WOD included OH squats, and I again had to use a hard target. There were also burpees in the WOD. I almost have to retrain my brain to make sure that I am landing on my heels when coming back in, rather than my toes - which is what is hard on my knees.
I have to constantly remind myself that this is the road to recovery that I have to take and not get mad at the fact that I can’t chase those I usually chase or try to beat everyone’s time…just yet. Koach even said to me, “Today’s not the day you try to beat everyone’s time,” but rather that I need to focus on my movements.
The competitor in me has trouble with this. But getting my knee all better trumps the urge. I will follow Koach’s orders.
So this is us before the race with our outfits, Viking Vixens! Warrior Dash 2010, ready?
This is the back of our shirts! You’re all probably wondering…Ox? Hehe…yes, it’s one of my nicknames…one I’ve had for like 6 or so years. And no, it’s not as insulting as it can sound. I’ll explain one day, but it basically refers to me being “as strong as an ox”.
And us AFTER the dash! Pretty muddy, eh? Hahah it was great! But what you don’t see is there is some mud on my face, even got some in my mouth!
One of the big reasons we did this challenge? HEFEWEIZEN! Lol, get a free beer for completing!
Our sexy shoes after the dash, muddy as hell!
We get medals as we cross the finish line! And they’re real medal, yay!
We haven’t checked out times (we each had a timing chip on our shoes), got to check online, but we think we made it in around 35-40 min. Not too bad for a 3.1 mile course with 10 obstacles that includes, jumping hay stacks, jumping junk cars, walking the plank, running through tires, jumping wood walls, climbing a net, crawling through tunnel tubes, knee-waist in water going over rolling logs, running through mud and last but not least, crawling through mud under barbed wire.
All in all a VERY fun experience, and definitely going to do it again next year and have a bigger group going! People this time around were lame and either wary about it or claimed to be broke…they have till next year to find their balls or save money this time.
Could you all be lovely and help me out with a duo name for my friend and I for our Warrior Dash competition?
I was thinking something along the lines of “Warrior Ladies” or “Dash Ladies”….trying to go for tough yet classy, kind of ironic too…
Warrior Dash Disclaimer and Release of Claims Form
So I received my disclaimer in my email that I have to initial and sign prior to competing in the WARRIOR DASH: SOCAL….
- I understand entering Warrior Dash is a hazardous activity
- " " that Warrior Dash presents extreme obstacles includingm but not limited to, fire, mud pits and steep hills
- I agree that I am medically able to participate
- I agree to not consume alcohol or any drugs prior to the event
Haha, am I sure about this? But I do want that damn warrior helmet and I will earn it!
So there I will be in April and man-up!
Am I a warrior? I’m curious to try! Depending if I find someone to do it with me, I’d really like to! Click through to see how hardcore this shit is.
Welcome to America’s most insane race. Warrior Dash lands in SoCal for the first time in 2010 where 12 obstacles from hell await along this 3.08 mile course.