Stuck in a Rut, maybe?


I have now finished my 3rd week of getting back into the swing of consistent attendance at the BOOM Box and 22 Days into Whole30. My overall thought is that I’m not bouncing back in regards to CrossFit like I thought I would. It’s very frustrating. I feel like I’m not getting any better more specifically I think I’m getting worse! I show up, I do the work, I eat clean and I still am feeling BEHIND. No PROGRESS. I’m hoping it’s just a phase. I’m hoping SOON, real soon that I start feeling like I’m doing GREAT and not just surviving. Am I in a rut? Am I stuck? I don’t know. But I don’t like the place I’m in. Anyone else get this way? Is this normal? UGH, I hope it is because it’s seriously bringin me down!


Skill/Strength: 4 x 5 AHAP Jumping Good Mornings
Was it really just a week ago that we did these? It feels like much longer ago but it was exactly a week ago. This movement still feels awkward but I feel I performed it much better this morning. Even went heavier up to 85lbs vs. the 75lbs I did last week. My hamstrings were feelin the love. We did some extra stretching this time around and I think that was helpful. Last week my left hamstring was not liking me very much. This week = no lasting fatigue.

1/23/13 WOD

1/23/13 WOD

MetCon: 3 rounds: 15 KB Thrusters Right Arm, 200m run with KB, 15 KB Thrusters Left Arm, 10 burpee penalty if KB touches ground). Upon completion we had to do 50 TTB.
Wooo the RX was 1 POOD and that was not gonna happen. I could get one on my right side with a struggle. And I could get one on my left side with a super struggle. So I opted for the 26lb KB. And that was still a butt whoopin’! But what was miserable was carrying that KB baby with us on the run, which turned out to be more of a fast walk! This is a life drainer but I still made it to the end. Although I felt like maybe I would not. There were no burpees taking place so that means all of us kept the KB off the ground! The burpees just weren’t worth it! My shoulders are still smoked from Monday and Tuesday. Add more burpees. No thank you sir! Time 14:12.

The TTB that ended up being Knees to Elbows for me weren’t as bad as I thought they would be. I went slow and did 5 at a time. MY kip came back briefly but I would lose it every few reps. Now if TTB would come back!

Whole30 Days 21 & 22
I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Like I’ve been saying, it’s not so bad, but being so strict gets to be a little unnerving. Don’t get me wrong I’m on top of this thing and it’s probably best for me. And maybe at Day45 I won’t feel like it’s a chore. Even though I’m still getting in the kitchen and cooking, I just don’t wanna! How bad is that? I think my rut is mental and physical so I get a double whammy of dirt to the face.

1/22/13 Lunch – Grassfed steak, asparagus and sweet potatoes.

1/22/13 Lunch – Grassfed steak, asparagus and sweet potatoes.

Ah well. Chin UP Buttercup. Get over it. Move on. Move forward. Right? Just a bump in the road! Have a great Wednesday! Thank goodness for rest days, aka THURSDAY! Go out and show your AWESOMENESS to the world!




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