Thanks to my coach

So clearly I haven’t been on here in awhile.  I won’t apologize. Life happens and it happens even more for a law student who also is trying to continuously get better at CrossFit.   So to sum up the past 2 months or so of 2015.  Well I started a whole new schedule, which has given me more work to do this semester and I’ve had to rely on supplements to understand everything better.  Supplements are basically like “law school for dummies” books, sad but effective.  So that’s that, not much to report really, I only took 1 midterm and it hasn’t been graded yet so I have no idea how I did.
I started a job at the law school library at the end of January and I do love it.  It’s perfect because I generally only work around 10 hours a week and during at least one of my shifts I’m able to do some homework.  So the job is definitely good for sure and it is helping me to save up for this summer when I go back to St. Lawrence county to intern in the public defender’s office again.

CrossFit!  Well the open started last week and according to mine and my coach’s plan I am doing the workout scaled (first year there is this division), in order to see what I really need to work on.  The first workout 15.1 wasn’t too terrible and I did decently.  The second workout today 15.2 just was absolute crap on my part and was I’m sure horrible to watch. My wod buddy Kevin, whose 58 and usually kicks my butt, was not having a good workout either.  15.2 scaled had movements that both of us are weak in; for me its pull ups and for Kevin its ohs.  He was given an option to scale further but would then disqualify and I promise you I have never heard him swear more! He was like I don’t care if I no rep every single one, I’m not getting disqualified.  I swear he inspires me every day with the amount of heart that he puts into the sport! So even though we were both disappointed we know what we have to work on and we are going to work on it. b80927867665e4f557ab32595e851236

So basically I had a little mental breakdown yesterday because I really want to qualify and make it to regionals my 3rd year of law school.  So I was texting my coach and asking if I was doing everything I could possibly be doing.  Well, when I went back in for my 2nd workout he pulled me aside and gave me a talk. He reminded me that am a law student 1st and a crossfit athlete 2nd- no matter how much I love it.  Law is my future, crossfit is my fun.  But besides all of that he also reminded me to be patient (Something I definitely need to work on!).  9b70f6e25bfb64acfd5d9df217bd38f9I’m steadily getting stronger, even since I started at this box in August I’ve put on muscle and increased all of my lifts.  But more than that I’ve been perfecting my form, without which you can’t continue to get stronger.  But also, he reminded me that by taking my time and mastering all the basic movements now, I’m building up my strength and movement pattern and I’ll be better off in the long haul because I’m working in such a way to prevent injury.

So basically, without my coach to remind me of all these things and to keep me on track all the way, I’m pretty sure I’d get into my head far more.  I don’t know what I would do without him!

So then Brian was helping me work on my kip today after my 15.2 rough time and I definitely can do it.  I just need to work on my strict pull up strength, which will help me when it comes to kipping pull ups.  So he gave me a whole variety of things to do to work on that.  Basically, I have my work cut out for me over the next year because next year I’m doing the open Rx!  Oh did I mention that Kevin and I have decided to practice our burpees?!? Right? who does that??  We do I guess because we both know we kinda suck at them and that we need to get better so every day we have decided to do some burpees and just add more each day.  Why did I think that would be a good idea?! a8ecb533f8283554bfc895482fd6f0c7

But other than all my complaining I have spring break in 2 weeks.  It will be great to sleep in and to not have to go to class- I can just do homework and outlining all day instead of classes and homework all day-YAY! Plus, it’ll be nice to have someone else doing the cooking, even if its just for a week.  Oh and I guess it’ll be nice to see my family too… I have missed them a bit- but only a little bit!

So that’s it for now, I hope to be better about the updates.  Maybe over spring break I’ll write so much that no one will want me to post for awhile!

So until later, TTFN.