Okay I haven’t really.
But I am taking a break from CrossFit.
A month, at least. Maybe longer. Over the last few months I have been less and less enthused about heading to the gym for a metcon. I’m always happy to go throw some weights around but the workouts themselves just haven’t appealed to me. And while before I would whine and complain about a workout but would do it anyway (suck it up, right?), this time I would just not go. Which isn’t like me.
Combine that with some uncomfortable interpersonal relationships that I still don’t understand and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Or at least a good reason to take a break. I realize I should just get over myself when it comes to this failed friendship but the awkwardness gets me every time.
I know I’ve said it somewhere before but my love has been and always will be LIFTING. Whether power lifting (deadlifts, squats, bench press) or my one true lifting love, Olympic lifting (clean & jerks, snatches), I’m happiest with a heavy barbell in my hands. If I don’t return to CrossFit my focus will be a cycle of Starting Strength, followed by the Boring But Big version of Wendler’s 5/3/1 program. After I’m thoroughly sick of powerlifting (but hopefully stronger!) I would like to follow Catalyst Athletic’s programming and workouts and focus on my Olympic lifts.
CrossFit has given me the knowledge and confidence to march into the weight room at any gym and not only be able to handle myself, but to do it correctly. It has introduced me to a world where strong women are encouraged and celebrated.
I’m hoping this break from CF won’t be permanent. I think I’d miss it too much.