#WODoftheWEEK 5.21.2017 'It will all be ok.'
WOD of the WEEK - "It will all be ok."
Cam has tagged me in a couple funny posts about my move to Beantown and how it seems to have been going for me up to this point. The funniest so far has been this little number. “Hey Tony, how is that move to Boston going?”
All in all, the past two months have gone like this for me...which brings me to this week's #WODoftheWEEK.
While that might seem a bit dramatic, and yes I know it is, a little reality check is sometimes necessary but a good lesson from the video comes when she finally stops tumbling ass over tea kettle on the mountain. “I’m ok” are the words because when it is all done, it will be ok.
My latest issue happened a couple weeks ago. I was ready to get back into the workout game after a semi-month off (two-three times a week instead of six) and getting back to neutral. First workout back was my jam and it went something like this:
- 800 meter run
- 600 meter run
- 400 meter run
- 200 meter run
In-between each run and after the 200 meter run complete:
- 20 burpees
- 20 wall balls
- 20 box jumps
Everything was going well and I was feeling good when I only had six box jumps left. SIX.FREAKING.BOX.JUMPS. I jumped off the box to try and rebound only to feel a little pop in my ankle followed by what felt like an intense cramp. Ankle then locked up and the swelling continued and then continued....
I am pretty stubborn when it comes to injuries as I have always been a fast healer and basically refuse to accept that any injury I have is really that bad. The point is, I have been hobbling around ever since and it does not seem to be getting a heck of a lot better so I will be seeing a doctor soon. Obviously, I hope it is just a bad strain but at this point……..but I’m not going to say it. I'd rather swallow my pride and keep hobbling around than go to a doctor and be refused a decent workout. I guess Boston is rubbing off on me...
With that said, I am still going to gym pretty much every day but for the time being I am a ‘everyday is upper body day’ guy and left leg pistols. I absolutely hate it and seeing other people squat riles me up. Even though I feel those emotions I know I can keep working hard because one day I will be healthy again and get through those last 6 reps. For that reason, I am making that workout the WOD of the Week. The clock has just struck 20:40 when I went down, so my goal when I take on this baby, 20:40. Bring it Achilles killer. What can you do?
Stretch those calves and Achilles people! As the 80’s hair band Cinderella famously sang, “Don’t know what you got, til it’s gone.”
And just like the skier says after falling, “I’m ok”. I will be ok. Everything will be ok.
P.S. The move to Boston has been a little rough...I'm sticking with it, as we have SO MUCH potential with this company here, and I want to thank each and every one of you for your support.
Granted, the injury after moving here was unforeseen, but I'll look forward to an active summer and meeting tons of people on our future trips in the very near future.
Shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I hope you'll come on a trip soon! Check out our trip calendar below and find one that tickles your fancy.