I made the mistake of checking my voicemail at 5:15am — which is when I was on my way out the door to my Crossfit class.
Let me just say, it was not a smart move, because the voicemail left me feeling disappointed and my head was in another place when I showed up at class. I may have even looked like this:
Because I hadn’t had time to fully process my news, it was hard to be there this morning. (I’m OK now. Really.) At least… at first.
AMRAP 20 min
Max rep pull ups
Results: 5 rounds + run / 51 pull ups
This is one of those “damned if you do” workouts — and I’ve done it before. Now, before you point out that I haven’t improved at all, I would like to point out that I did all of the pull ups this time with two thin purple bands. And in 2009, all of my pull ups were jumping. Also, this time I never dropped below 10 pull ups. One round I even pulled off 11. So I’m REALLY happy with my performance.
I like to think that the WOD actually helped me handle my disappointment better; although, the look on my face told a different story (Zach told me to leave it all outside when I walk in the gym, but he then he gave me a pep talk and hug.)
Still, I could have totally stewed all day over it. Instead, I was able to work out my feelings physically, and that was so helpful. So it was only a few hours later I was feeling much better and positive.
Thank goodness for kick-your-ass WODs. I can’t imagine what I ever did without them.