Last week, I had the opportunity to travel with my husband to Wilmington. While he was in class each day, I took some time to go train at CrossFit Wilmington. Before heading to another CrossFit, I had asked Chennelle about gyms in the Wilmington area - CrossFit Wilmington was one of two that she recommended. I enjoyed my training at CrossFit Wilmington, but I was definitely ready to get back to Raleigh CrossFit!
On Sunday, I went for my first training back in Raleigh. The WOD looked interesting, hard, but not intolerable. The WOD was 7 rounds of the following:
- 7 Hand-stand Push Ups (I did Ring Push Ups)
- 7 Kettlebell Swings at 26 lbs
- 7 Burpee Pull Ups
- 7 Front Squats at 45 lbs
It was going really well, until this happened. You see that? That's my right hand and that's a very painful rip in my skin. I had a feeling I was going to have an issue with one of my hands soon, but I didn't realize it would be like that... Normally, something like this would make me stop. I would just quit the workout and/or give up on that particular activity.
After looking at my hand for a minute, I realized I still had 2 rounds to go. I dumped the Burpee Pull Ups and did regular burpees for the remaining two rounds.
After CrossFit, I posted the picture to the right on my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram with this caption: "1st hand-tear at #crossfit. Does this make me look like a bad-ass?"
One of the first responses I got was a definite "Change the Tape" response. Chennelle (Coach at Raleigh CrossFit) responded on Facebook with "You are not a badass for ripped hands, but the work you did to earn them."
That was what I needed to change my mindset. It's amazing what will spark that change. So, from here on out, I am gonna remember that... "You are not a badass for [whatever reason], but the work you did to earn them." I am going to revel in every single accomplishment of every single workout, instead of letting my "tape" turn to the negative.
Wanna know what about being a bad-ass? Look at this post from Raleigh CrossFit. We could all learn from Chennelle :-)