The last few weeks have been emotionally rough for me. My back just isn’t getting any better, even with extended periods of rest. Unfortunately, rest just doesn’t seem to help my injury. So, do I keep working out anyways? Do I just “suck it up” and push through the pain? I don’t know what the right answer is. All I do know is that I have an intense desire to train. This is the first time in my life I can remember feeling this way. Granted, I’ve been doing CrossFit for about 2.5 years now, but I’ve never been forced to sit on the sidelines and watch. I love to workout. I love to get stronger. I love the feeling of calling TIME. I even love writing in my workout log. I miss all of that when I don’t get to participate. Watching my CrossForters workout brings me great happiness, but It’ll destroy me if I can’t get back to my regular routine.
I am a CrossFitter, through and through. End of discussion. Massage therapists who don’t CrossFit just don’t “get it”. They recommend alternative forms of exercise.
If it hurts to squat, just don’t squat.
“just don’t squat?” Really? Should I give up peeing sitting down too? Let’s think before we speak. Bill is going to contact someone who does ART down in the city to see if they think they can help me. ART doesn’t sound pleasant….matter of fact, I might need half a bottle of valium just to go through with the treatment. Or maybe I need one of those “comfort dogs” that the church supplies for funerals. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Me and Lucky the Golden Retriever will somehow get through this together.
I mean….look at this shit. Everyone around me is working out, and what am I doing? Sitting on my ass because my back hurts too much when I’m standing. Maybe I should think of as many seated workouts as possible. Isn’t there a lady on cable TV that does that for senior citizens?