Making Champions

It’s been several weeks since I have posted and a lot has been happening. Our High School wrestling team went undefeated in league this year, a perfect 6-0. We then went on to win the Section Team Championships, the first time in school history. My daughter and our other girl wrestler won the Girl’s Section Championships and are qualified to go to the Girl’s State Championships and will have excellent seedings. Our team went to the league tournament and had 5 league champions one of which was my daughter at the 113lb weight class. The first time any girl has won a league championship in any league in our section, let alone ours. We will be attending Division 5 championships this weekend and after that the girls and boys will be splitting off. The girls will be heading to Girls State and the boys will be heading off to Masters. One week following Masters will be Boys State Championships.

Needless to say I have spent very little time on myself and have not attended any crossfit workouts at the box in the last 6 weeks. I keep wanting to go but with my going back to school and wrestling practice the only times I have available the box is closed. It is probably for the best though. I have been doing very light lifting with the kids in the morning when I have the strength and conditioning workouts. I have been stretching a lot but mostly I have been healing. The knees are getting a little better although this morning I was doing some front squats and I could feel some strain during warm ups. I only did three sets of three and I just ached all over.

The shoulders have only been getting worse and I’m to the point of doubting if I should still attempt the Veteran’s National Wrestling Tournament. I have also resigned myself to starting a new workout program from the beginning. I mean, just grab a plain bar as if I have never lifted before. I tried to do some pushups today and did only one strict before I had to adjust to modified’s. I am definitely going to have to see a doctor about the shoulders and knees. I tried to run 300 meters the other day and I thought my knees were going to explode.

I really love crossfit but there may be something to those stories of injuries because of no progression plan. I am going to try to get to the box this week and I will probably fail on that one. The box is changing hours and wrestling will be winding down so I should be able to get some work in. I will keep up on the stretching and will research more to see what I can do to improve the situation.

I started writing this blog in order to keep my commitment to myself and get in shape. But alas, what I expected to happen when wrestling season started did happen but only after school started. I guess the timing was right and the time off is necessary to heal but it sure doesn’t do anything for my psyche. I just have to trick myself into understanding the situation, you know “kill the head and the rest of the body will die” attitude. While I am making repairs I’ll keep you informed on the wrestling team and the individual girls and boys we expect to do great this year. Until next time, It’s not superhuman strength, its old man strength.

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