I’ve been doing a lot of pondering lately over my next set of goals.
I have this one big, broad overarching goal: Be strong.
But the steps I want and need to take to get there have been less clear and so far undefined.
Andy and I have been discussing some of the things I want to accomplish, and he made a very accurate observation — some of the things I want are divergent from my other goals.
On the one hand I want to finally nail that unassisted pullup. (How long have I wanted that?!) But on the other hand, I have goals I want to achieve in Olympic Lifting that are less about strength and more about technique and form.
I guess, right now at least, I’m not really sure where to go from here. But I need to figure it out of I risk stagnancy and training in an unfocused way that could land me in the situation I found myself over the summer — burnt out and tired.
Zach has offered to sit down with me to help me work out my goals. I’m going to take him up on that offer, but first I’d like to have a more specific idea.
How strong is strong? Do I want to compete? If so, will it be as a Crossfitter or lifter? Do I just want to be able to do the Crossfit WODs RX, or do I want to focus on a new sport and enjoy the side benefits of getting strong?
There’s a lot to think about. In the meantime, here’s the WOD I did Tuesday. It was pretty grueling:
AMRAP 25 min
21 calorie Row
12 Front squats
Results → 5 rounds + 6 cal @ 80#
Those front squats were challenging!
Sunday night I started feeling pain in my left calf while wearing heels to a party. I’m taking care of myself, but it looks a little more serious than muscle soreness. I almost skipped class Tuesday morning to rest it, but I went and let the coaches know how I was feeling. I subbed out exercises in the warmup to lay off the ankle, and it was very helpful.
We’ll see, but I will be doing some serious resting this weekend. No running. No Race for the Cure. It’s just not worth it.