Bangs, Bumps and Bruises
Today I was doing a WOD on base where I was performing several different types of carries. I had a barbell loaded in the back rack position and I was exhausted after my 350m carry so I made a bonehead decision. I decided to dump the bar all willy nilly and ghost-ride it across the parking lot. (you know, the type of thing I always tell you NOT to do?) I happened to be mid step when this happened and the bar laded on my achilles while my heel was in the air and my weight was on the ball of my foot. It hurt like a mofo and I was 100% certain that the doc was going to have to amputate my foot with a rusty saw. Lucky for me, I have decent ankle mobility and I am fine except for some minor soreness.
That being said, I had a WOD planned for tomorrow that included some short runs and double unders. I will not be performing that workout just to be on the safe side. I would hate to do something to further aggravate my tweaked ankle/achilles until I wait a few days and see how it feels. In CrossFit and in life you will get some bangs, bumps and bruises. It happens and we understand that. What we need to realize is that sometimes even though we want to do the WOD RX or perform a certain movement it might not be the best idea at the time. If you have any issues at all or something that you want to lay off of for a few days then please let your coach know before class. That way we can start planning some appropriate scaling options. We can scale anything for anybody or we can just come up with a different WOD altogether if need be.
In the meantime I will be setting up a "GoFundMe" account requesting $7,374,695 in order to compensate for the 20 minutes of mild discomfort that I was in when I dropped that barbell on my foot. Thanks for the donations and support!
10 Rounds for time
10 KB Swings
Posted on Tue, July 12, 2016