Well, I sustained my first CrossFit injury last night…but it was totally my fault for not paying attention.
The rig was crowded and I was so amped up to start the WOD that I didn’t even pay attention to where I set myself up to do my pullups, which were the first movement of the WOD. As soon as the timer went off I went hard for my first kipping pullup and proceded to slam my forehead into the high bar. Basically, had I faced myself the other direction, this never would have happened. I was totally embarrassed because the entire class stopped when they heard my head thud against the bar. In a daze I said, “I’m okay, I’m okay…I still want to workout.” And then I came to my senses and watched everyone else restart the WOD while I slumped against the wall with ice on my goose egg. I’m fairly certain that I had a very mild concussion.
I required supervision for a few hours last night when I got home to make sure that I didn’t get dizzy or pass out.
Dinner while I was being babysat was fish tacos with all kinds of good fixings like salsa verde, a hot pepper mix, avocados a cilantro sour cream and cheese. The fish was fried to perfection and I forgot how much I love fish tacos. Summertime…please get here STAT! Refried black beans with sour cream and cheese on the side.
Clearly, ice cream was required for recovery efforts. Strawberry ice cream with strawberries and chocolate sauce.
I’m happy to report that I’m fine. I slept for like 9 hours last night and woke up with a bit of a lingering headache today but the swelling is down. I worked from home today because I couldn’t mentally handle the idea of sitting in my office at the gym with constant beats pounding.
One of the biggest stigmas about CrossFit is that it injures people. I want to point out that I’ve been CrossFitting for a year and this is my first real injury and it was totally a result of my own irresponsibility and lack of awareness. CrossFit gets a bad rap for injuries but it totally depends on the gym. I am so lucky to be a part of a CrossFit culture where we focus on form and safety over everything else. The daily programming that our Director of CrossFit sends out to our coaches includes scaling for all ability levels. Our coaches are super focused on teaching proper form in every class…we even make vetrans review form over and over. I am REALLY proud to say that Metro CrossFit is a very low injury box.
I never really ate breakfast this morning. I had a few bites of this and a few bites of that but for lunch I made a random salad using what I had in the fridge. Mixed greens, tomatoes, smoked salmon, artichokes, spinach penne pasta and feta yogurt dressing.
While I worked from home I made a batch of cookies to give away for Valentine’s treats. Stay tuned for more details on these delicious peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies.
I have been craving red meat for the last week so tonight I had perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned London broil with roasted sweet potatoes and spinach salad with strawberries, mushrooms, mandrain oranges, walnuts, feta and balsamic. I savored every bite of this meal.
Help me make a decision! I am going to order a bathing suit from Victoria’s Secret (the kind without underwire that are more friendly to smaller sizes) and I can’t decide what color combo to go with. I love the blue and the teal.
I am so on the fence about mixing colors but I’m not opposed to ordering two bottoms and one top. And I did try this bottom on in the store and I really like the fit and coverage. Let me know what you think!