Have you ever had something that just gets in your head and freaks you out? Like…the one thing you feel like you can’t overcome, and if you honest with yourself, have no desire to. That’s BOX JUMPS for me. I think it may have had something to do with my shins looking something like this (but worse…honestly) after a mishap in high school doing box jumps.
This picture is of another Crossfitters leg, and she has a really cool testimony of how Crossfit has changed her life. Check it out here.
Anywho…the accident that I had in high school has been enough for me to avoid the dang boxes like the plague. I mean…it took enough courage to jump on a tire. So, with that said, today’s WOD had box jumps in them, and inconveniently enough…all of my comfortable tires had water in them from the rain over the past couple of days. AWESOME! My coach, Kristen, who is the BOMB, took this as an opportunity to help me face the music and give the dang boxes a whirl.
I really can’t explain how terrified I was to jump on the stupid box. I think after swinging my arms back and forth and taking a step to jump over 4 or 5 times, and then chickening out, Kristen finally said something along the lines of….”this is ridiculous. Just jump!” I kid you not people. It took me FOREVER to build up the courage to jump. I know it was obnoxious. I was getting on my own nerves. But eventually….JUMP I DID! And LAND IT, I DID! It felt amazing. Not only did I jump on the box 1 time, but 30 times total. I conquered that beast…and it felt SO GOOD! Here are a few pics of my UPS….(sorry they are so small)
Okay, so it was the smallest box in the BOX :). Either way, I feel so empowered! I have to say…10,000,000 thanks to my Coach Kristen! I would have never, ever gotten over this fear without her! BEST COACH EVER!
What fears are in front of you that you need to “jump on”?