There are definitely things in life that are okay and smart to avoid: LA freeways during rush hour, Black Widow spiders, swimming during a thunder storm, etc.
What you shouldn't avoid is the workout of the day. I've been there, you see the workout posted and oh snap, the one movement you hate/loathe/despise to your very core is there. What I've found to be true (at least for me), is the movements I hate are also the movements I'm not that great at. Workouts with those movements end up sucking way worse than if the workout were filled with movements I do like/am good at.
For example, I really really dislike knees to elbow and running anything over 800m. Knees to elbow and I just don't get along, and I played softball growing up so I didn't need to run far, I just needed to be fast between the bases. But over the last couple years, I've learned how to get better at knees to elbow to take the suck factor down a notch. I'd still rather do toes to bar than knees to elbow any day of the week, but if a workout pops up with knees to elbow it's just another opportunity for me to improve upon that movement.
As far as running goes, if you've taken a gander at the sign ups for the Ragnar Relay, you'll see I'm up there. I've never run more than 2.5 miles in my life. Up until I started CrossFit I avoided running whenever possible. And I just signed up to participate in a 200 mile long relay race...insane right? Wrong. I've realized I don't lack the ability to run distances greater than my measly 2.5 miles lifetime distance PR, I've just never made the choice to run farther than that. So I signed up, made it known so I can't back out, and once the relay is over, I'll know exactly what my body is capable of in terms of running. How far can I really go? Stay tuned!
Also, if you have any interest in participating in the Ragnar Relay, let's chat!
Edie mastering the snatch
A. Every 20 seconds for 27 rounds
1 squat snatch
*rest 1 minute after every 9th round
*add weight after every 9th round
B. 4 Rounds of:
AMRAP 3 minutes:
10 burpee box jumps (24/20)
10 pull ups
*rest 1 minute between rounds
Posted by Megan