I haven't been to a CrossFit WOD in a year and a half. I had a loss in my first pregnancy, and so when I got pregnant again, I asked my perinatologist if I could CrossFit, and he basically said: No. So, it's been a long time.
It feels fucking amazing to be back though. I can lift! I back squatted 80 lbs on Friday and it felt like air. This surprised me, because I thought I'd lost all my strength, but apparently not? I clearly need to put a whole lot more weight on that bar.
I'm really happy to be back at the gym. I really miss picking up heavy stuff. And honestly, I kinda missed the conditioning too. There's a moment during every WOD where I can start to feel the lactic acid kicking in (or at least when I start to feel pretty tired) and my gaze gets focused, and I tighten it up and start the real work. I love that moment.
That moment is a metaphor for my life right now. With the election results and a bunch of other things, I foresee a lot of work in our collective future. That focus, that drive -- I'll need it in the coming months. I'm glad I'm back, that I have this outlet for stress, that I feel like I can start to be strong again.
Thank you CrossFit. We're BFF again. <3