Drive the Hip
Injury and why I love CrossFit.
So........ I got hurt. I jumped too high, didn’t make it, fell backwards, and broke that fall with two hands behind me. It’s been over a week and I’m just now feeling OK about bearing load – meaning, holding the blow dryer without pain, or pulling off my bra, (OUCH), and I still shake hands like a total wimp.
Thank goodness it’s nothing that a little time won’t heal. This is not being really “HURT”.
But getting injured in any way made me think a lot about CrossFit, and why I love it so much.
Nobody pushed me to jump that high. I tried it on my own. Nobody stood next to me, subtly asking me to feel like a wimp or a pussy if I didn’t go for it. The box was there. And so were lower ones. The only reason I tried to jump that high is because I wanted to.
Since I’ve been hurt, I’ve kept going to CrossFit. I can’t use my hands. Period. And it’s OK. Again, nobody treats me worse because I can’t do what they do. I just do something else.
If our CrossFit were a place where I felt like I was constantly being pushed from the outside..if I felt like someone was treating me like I have to always go one step father or harder to be worthy , I would never come back.
I love our CrossFit because the challenge is ALWAYS there.. the competition is ALWAYS in front of me.. the people who can do it all as Rx’d are working out next to me…so the opportunity to push harder, do it faster, bear more load, is omnipresent.
But the only one who EVER puts the pressure on to take it on.. is me.