Hi there! I’ve missed you… I’ve missed blogging…. so many things (bad, good, and great!) over the last several weeks.
(Bad – I have only got 1 more muscle up. Great – I got accepted to a professional development program by my employer)
I’m not entirely sure where the entire month of June went… other than lots of work, pool time, and puppy snuggles.
Tonight, I am feeling sentimental … so I wanted to write about it. Of course, it’s about a workout..
The prescribed WOD was a two-parter. The first part was CrossFit Endurance. 1 Mile for Time. All day I stressed about this workout. Running has never been my forte – especially since my knee surgery. I wanted to cherry-pick the WOD (aka: skip!) but I didn’t. I figured it was time to face my fear.
I will just jump right to it, because as it turns out, I set a 1 mile PR tonight! I ran it in 8:30.
Prior 1 mile would be 9 mins + some change.
I know I’ve never been a fast runner. And 8:30 is not “impressively fast” and it is far from the “gold standard” of 7-min mile set by my CF Coaches. But it was a spectacular feeling for me tonight.
Realizing that 1-year ago, I literally cried in Physical Therapy as I did toe raises (i.e.: stand flat footed – raise to toes – and lower). My stitches had only been out for 3 days and I was still taking pain meds every six hours.
What felt like torture at the time … and felt like I would never be “me” again…. time passed. Eventually (about 6 months ago), I got a full medical release. I put in a lot of hard work. And I can’t wait to see where the next year takes me!