I had a bit of a shock this morning as I walked past my front-room window. I was running back into the house for one last thing before driving off to my morning CrossFit class.
I did a double take as I neared the door.
Oh my gosh!
I'm wearing spandex.
Please understand, I knew what I was putting on this morning.
I knew because every night I look at the workout for the next day and decide what pieces of my workout wear will give me the best chance of success.
Today we did a lot of lifting our legs- so I couldn't wear shorts or a skirt. I hate thinking that someone can see more of me than I want them to!
But we were also doing a lot of jumping, so I couldn't wear pants because I trip on them while I jump.
Skintight capris it is!
But when I walked past the window, I was suddenly aware of how far I have come.
Prior to starting CrossFit I had only dabbled in fitness. I wasn't opposed to it, I just didn't really work hard to make it a part of my life.
But from the very first affirmation I got from my coach of, "good work today" to learning to do pull ups (yes I can do them!), I have thrived on the duality of feeling accomplished and also feeling like there is always more to learn.
I have been doing CrossFit now for two years.
I can do a pull up.
I can't do a push up.
I have hit major milestones every couple of months.
I have also groaned and held back tears on many occasions as I am all too aware of my limitations.
But through all the ups and downs, I have discovered wonderful things about what I can do.
Today, my spandex reminded me that I indeed am capable of so much. I dreaded the workout I saw posted today, but I did it any way, and did it well.
That is what I love about CrossFit.
That I do it.
I do it even when it is hard.
Even when I complain about it.
Even when it is inconvenient, I do it.
I haven't been writing much, because most of what I think about is making dinner and making it to the gym. It doesn't exactly seem like trilling blog talk, but today, I realized how much a part of me this has become.
I'm just going to say it.
I love CrossFit.
...I wonder if I will become a CrossFit blogger? A little too over the top and into the cult? Perhaps. But I'm already in - I might as well make the most of it!