no images were foundAt some point in time everyone takes a vacation from CrossFit. Sometimes they have to because of an injury (actually you can work around injuries, but that’s an entirely separate topic), they get busy at work or maybe they actually go on vacation. Whatever the case, I think every CrossFitter knows what it’s like to take a couple of weeks off and then deal with the dread of returning.
The best way to overcome the dread of returning, of course, is simply to get your butt back in the gym and get it over with. Yes, the WOD will be really hard. Yes, you will have lost some ground. Yes, it will be frustrating because you’re not as good or fast or strong as you remember being, but the fact of the matter is that if you don’t come back, it’s only going to get worse.
But here’s the good part – even though you may have lost some ground, regaining that ground is not all that hard. Usually within a week or two you are back to your old self again, hammering out burpees like Speedy Gonzales on a caffeine high. Yes, you’ll have to work hard to get back what you lost, but then I can’t think of one thing in CrossFit that is ever easy.
And it’s a good thing too. CrossFit is definitely hard, but that’s exactly why it’s so great. If it were easy you wouldn’t like it because it wouldn’t work, and you also wouldn’t have anything to brag about to your friends after you set a PR on a WOD or do something RX’d for the first time.
So to any of my 7 readers who haven’t been to the gym in awhile (our gym or wherever you get your CrossFit on), put down the doughnut and go back. Now. And renew your respect for yourself. Besides, we’d love to see you again.
Show up ready for a good chipper
80 Kettlebell Swings (35/25)
60 Walking Lunges
10 Handstand Pushups
Peel yourself off the ground and attempt to stand up