This has been a very slow posting month. I don’t know if it’s the heat, the need to lay low after my morning class, my usual July hibernation before school starts, or just plain unmotivated to write. I think it’s probably all of the above. But, I have been keeping up with my CrossFit class. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a CrossFitter for over 2 years. Time seems to have flown by and I wish I had all these great progress reports to share, but it’s been a few steps forward and a few back. I’ve increased weight overall so that’s good. I’m lifting heavier than ever. I’m almost proficient in double unders. I still can’t jump the box, do ring dips, climb the rope, or do a headstand push up. And I’m really okay with all that. I go to class to work myself silly and I know I need to push myself harder.
During the summer, I still get up for the 5:30am class because that’s my favorite time and favorite group of people. It’s quiet on the drive over. There aren’t many people moving at 5am. I know I can beat the heat, grab a run or spin class after, and be home to tool around the house.
These are just a few of the examples of our WODs. I’m a pencil and paper type of girl so I don’t have pictures of every workout. I still write down my workouts and track my meals in a notebook. I have learned that doctors love this when they ask about my diet/workout routine. Handing over weeks of details is a lot better than saying “Oh I eat a lot of fruits/veggies/lean meats and workout twice a day”. I’ve found that my doctors take me seriously when they flip through my notebook.
In the coming days, I’ll settle more into my daily blogging routine of school, recipes, workouts, and my rambling thoughts on all of the above. I know the 3 people who read this have wondered where I’ve been and why I haven’t been posting. I’m just chalking it up to July hibernation. I really try to use as little energy as possible after I finish my morning workouts. I know August will start seriously crazy days and it will be all I can do to keep up with eating and moving OUTSIDE the school building. I’m a rabid squirrel in the building. I’m staring at my most challenging year ever. After 14 years of teaching, this upcoming one is going to require a lot of mental and physical stamina. I’m storing up my mental reserves!