Hello hello loves! Sorry I have been a bit MIA- last weekend was crazy with the bachelorette party, family fun, and relaxing. While the weekend was great, this week is a bit hectic. Not only do I have this AMAZING event to look forward to:
I also will be leaving for Mexico the Tuesday after I get back to celebrate my one year dating-versary with the bf! I can’t believe we’ve been together for a whole year! It has been such a great one, too. I honestly cannot picture my life without this man.
Ok, mushy gushy over. I have also been MIA because, well, I have been hanging out with this:
I somehow, sort of, slightly, kind of, maybe injured my low back during deadlifts at Crossfit Monday. From the start I did not enter the box with a good mindset. I was tired. I complained I was tired, but pushed myself to go, knowing I would regret not going and would love the accomplished feeling afterwards, like I always do.
After a good dynamic warmup that included some kettle bell snatches, burpees, atlas stone pickups, and rowing, we got into the strength portion of the workout:
5x5x5x5x5 deadlifts at 80% (this is 80% of your 1 rep max).
It had been a while since I last did deadlifts at a wimpy and conservative 65#, so I decided to bump up the weight. With each set I added more and more weight.
The last 5 reps I was at 105#. I knew I could go heavier, but I was also a bit fatigued at that point so I stayed at 105#. As I grabbed the bar and pulled on those last reps I heard/felt a small ‘pop’. Since nothing really hurt right away I continued with the actual WOD, which included lots of dumbbell push presses and over-the-box jumps.
Good news though- both yesterday and today I am just really sore- like I pulled or strained my back. Nothing is excruciating so I think I am ok. I plan to take it easy the rest of the week so I can do the boot camp workouts at Blend this weekend. I also plan to keep taking an anti inflammatory, foam roll/stretch and heat. But lesson learned- yes, keep pushing myself beyond my comfort zone, but not past the safety zone. I MUST stop trying to be a badass and toss my ego out the door. Which is really Crossfit 101. Shame on this crossfitter. Shame.
Question: Have you pushed yourself a bit too far and not have the best results? Any exciting weekend plans?
Rock on lovers