I took a leap of faith…and then I fell.
Yesterday I completed the Crossfit Open 13.2. The workout was to complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of 5 Shoulder to overhead at 75 lbs; 10 Deadlifts at 75 lbs; and 15 Box jumps at 20 inches.
The overheads and deadlifts were a piece of cake. My trainer gave me the option of stacking plates to a height that was just shy of 20″. I was doing fine and then it happened. I went to jump, my foot slipped and I fell chest first on the plates. OUCH!! I rolled onto the floor realizing my fear had come true. I fell.
Laying there I had one choice…to get up and realize fear no longer had a grip on me. I had literally come face to face to that thing that had me bound. I jumped up and went back to the workout! Actually, I left the shorter stack and went on to complete the workout on the 20″ box. After 10 minutes, I completed 5 rounds for a total of 150 reps.
In the aftermath I was glad my trainer left me alone. She did not come to my immediate rescue. She watched to make sure I had not broken anything. My fear of falling had to be met head on and today it was conquered.
As I watched my name go up on the whiteboard for 5 rounds completed I saw this written on the door:
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” Phillipians 4:13
One year ago I would have remained on the floor allowing the pain to convince me to never try again.
One year ago I would have walked away with a bruised ego and pride would have won.
Today I left knowing I had come face to face with the fear that held me bound.
I may have fallen…but by golly I finished well!!
(This is a repost of 03/14/2013–original post was mistakenly deleted)