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Hey guys! It has been a LONG time since I have written a post directly onto my Tumblr blog here. Too long. It actually has been 10 months since I last did a legit post on here directly that’s not fed from Instagram – and it wasn’t a pretty one. As it happens, life gets …

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July 6, 2012

Be brave. Be strong. Be focused. Most importantly, don’t give up.

Wise words that I have to keep telling myself. I myself am in disbelief that it has now been almost 5 months that I’ve been dealing with this frustrating / annoying / stupid / belittling / depressing knee problem. It goes from getting close to 100%, I start to get back into WODs that include running, squatting and jumping, and it somehow backfires and flares up. Granted, it has been stupid of me to not have gone to a doctor yet. I should. I get that. I suppose I am fearful that it could be something worse than inflammation.

In this time, I’ve been able to narrow down the times when it instantly aches. Sitting Indian style, which I do very often and must be mindful to not do. Sitting like a frog, again, something I do often. Sitting in a stationary position for long periods of time – hello office job and having had a long commute. Jumping off the pull up has made it flare up.

I’m to that point where I’m beyond frustrated and upset, but rather near surrender. And I loathe seeing that side of me in the horizon. Nearing the point where I just want to throw up my hands and surrender to the fact that this is what my CrossFit life will be from now on. But, then I sit back, roll out and tell myself again:

Be brave. Be strong. Be focused. Most importantly, don’t give up.


Photo credit: CrossFit Lisbeth