Thursday, July 24, 2008
As I turn 39 what are my fitness goals? Why do I do Crossfit?
First lets make a list of all my past injuries.
Four or five broken ribs. Most of them from a fall I took off a ladder the others from hockey.
I've broken my nose twice that I can remember, once from a soccer game the other from a dog who flipped me over and I landed on my face.
One broken jaw, I fell off a boat and hit my face on it as I went down.
Two dislocated shoulders from a MTB accident.
Two broken fingers from the same accident.
Two dislocated ankles one from a soccer game the other from volleyball.
Five or so concussions. Once I fell into a bowl while in-line skating and landed on my head. The others were from hockey.
Along with them I've had some pretty bad whip lash.
A dislocated thumb from playing footbag or net ball. It's a hacky sack game.
One sliped disk from a swinging accident where I went over the top bar and did some amazing flip and landed on my ass which also broke my tail bone.
A load of road rash from a cycling spill where I slid on my helmet and shoulder for several feet.....but I got up and finished the race.
Geeesh, that's a pretty good list. As Jerry said in the comments I have a lot of good memories that go with them. As I wrote the list out I had some good laughs!
Why this list of injuries, well because... This is my body and I don't want to make excuses for not pushing. Yet, I have to listen to what it's telling me, if you don't think these things add up you crazy! I have days when I just don't feel like moving.
If I stop moving I become my injuries, if I move when I should rest I have another injury to add to the list....that is not a goal!
OK, Now for my goals
I want to go to the senior Olympics!
Of course I have other reasons. I like being strong and fit. Whether I'm cycling or or doing Crossfit I feel mentally stronger when I've motivated myself to push my limits.
My grandfather always wanted me to go to the Olympics when I was younger. I hope to make his and my dream a reality in the next ten years!