57 [thoughts on the crossfit honeymoon]

I’ve been nostrils-deep in deadlines for about a week, with administrative paperwork and midterm grades due, which has put me behind on other ongoing projects. I am completely beat. However, I did take a whole minute off my Fran time this morning. I like Fran — after all, she shares a name with my favorite baby sister.

So: my new Fran time — and my excitement about the marked improvements I’ve been seeing at the gym lately — make me worried. I know. How silly is it for me to worry about something that I should be happy about? But I want things to slow down. I don’t want to have my weights go up or my times go down too quickly because at some point I’m going to hit a wall, and I’m going to come up against the limit of what my body can accomplish.

So right now, I guess I’m in the middle of my CrossFit honeymoon. Things are still new and wonderful. I’m seeing gains almost daily. It’s awesome! I learn something new every day I step foot in the box. I want to keep learning and keep getting better.

But what will happen in another year or two, when I’m a beastly badass with a three-minute Fran, and I’m crushing the pull-ups butterfly-style and cranking out 21 thrusters unbroken?

Oh… wait. Ha ha. Nevermind. How silly of me to worry.

one egg scrambled with two links of turkey sausage
coffee + almond milk

one pear

half a chicken breast with half a red pepper and half an onion
one power bar cookie

1/4 C cashews + sunflower seeds
several small pieces of turkey jerky

Starbucks nosh: 1 C fresh fruit (about 10 grapes, 5 blueberries, 4 small apple wedges, and 3 hunks of canteloupe)
tall coffee

roasted chicken breast + a heaping mound of steamed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, green beans, zucchini)

1/4 C sunflower seeds

WOD: “Fran” 21-15-9 thrusters @ 65# and pull-ups. PR today! 9:14. Then some handstand push-ups.


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