I am mad.
I am mad because I want everyday activities, like putting on my shirt or using my left arm to scratch my back, to be pain free. I am mad because I want to improve at CrossFit and be able to hold more than a PVC pipe while doing an overhead squat. And I am mad because I hate, hate, hate having to explain that I can’t do a particular movement that is an integral part of the daily workout.
This post from CrossFit Chick resonated well with how I am feeling. She said:
“Today, I was in the gym and the workout was one I really didn’t feel comfortable with. I asked about doing something alternative. But soon everyone who was hesitant about the workout relented and did the posted workout and I didn’t want to look like I was a wimp. Even the coach said if we want to build our own workouts, we should just go to Gold’s Gym! And can I really NOT do overhead squats or do I just not WANT to.”
And if any coach from CrossFit Local is reading this let me be 100% clear – you have NEVER made me feel this way. You work with me to find alternative exercises when I say I can’t do something.
But still, I can’t help but be frustrated, simply for having to ask to be treated as “special.”
I hope I am doing what’s necessary outside of the gym to get better: physical therapy, trigger point, and working on my posture. But is there a better approach to how I spend my time at the gym?
If you have any ideas for dealing with an injury induced funk, please leave a comment below.
Photo credit: The Center Annapolis
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