Happy middle-of-the-week day that just happens to have a slightly overplayed but mostly awesome insurance commercial involving a camel! 🙂
I have big news!
Okay, fine, maybe I’m the only one who thinks it’s big. But, I’m telling you anyway.
I did 24” box jumps today!!!
(See what I did there? Big news? Tall box jumps? No? *le sigh*)
If you remember, I wasn’t doing them for a while because of my injury and it was a little difficult for me to get back on the box jump train because I was scared. Pain tends to do that to a person. Well, before my injury, I was only doing 20” box jumps. There was something about the 24” that just made me nervous. Complete and total mental block. So, I was just stoked that I was able to overcome the post-injury fear and get back to doing 20” box jumps – no pain, no fear. And then I saw the WOD today.
O. M. G.
And, because there were only 10 to do, the prescribed height for ladies was 24”.
So, I grabbed the box and I set it up. I did my “measuring” trick – okay, I’m sure this is weird but I’ll “measure” the height by putting one foot on the box just to “feel” height and then I’m ready to jump – but was just too scared. My brain kept getting in the way and telling me it was too high for me to make. I talked to Coach Tracy and she suggested trying a running jump. I did a couple of those – um, weird – and then just figured I would do step-ups if my brain got back in the way.
I made my way through the workout – I should mention how much I hate burpees lately. HATE. Seriously, it’s like I’m in slow motion when I do them. What is up with THAT? – and I got to the box jumps. I was totally WIPED out – I kipped all the pull-ups, btw! GO ME! I looked at the box and decided to do a running box jump instead of a step up and then I stepped down. Then, I looked at the box, got ready, jumped as hard as I could, grunted like Monica Seles wishes she could and JUMPED ONTO THE BOX! It’s all in the war cry!! I knocked out my 10 in no time and just like that, fear obliterated, back-talky brain shoved aside, and I nailed a PR!
Okay, so, it might have also had something to do with the socks.
Sometimes a girl just has to wear tall socks. 🙂
Questions: How do you conquer your workout fears? Do you have any? Have you conquered any? Let me hear your war cry!