“Adversity magnifies the soul”
I’ve had some fun with a barbell this week. It’s cool to see my strength numbers return post surgery but that’s really neither here or there. What I am most proud of is how far I’ve grown as a developing athlete and human being. 🌹
A month or so ago I sat down with coach and we discussed goals. I’ve had a list on my phone since surgery of what I would like to accomplish in this gym numerically - I did not show him this list because I know it’s a matter of time till I tick them off.
What I want to achieve in this gym daily is to learn as much as I can under my coaches and community, to give more, to be coachable, to smile, have fun and enjoy the daily grind. I live for it.
Surgery took away my physical strength to expose every insecurity, weakness, self confidence issue I had - it was cool to max this week but what was most satisfying was to complete a deadlift workout scaled with no pain, to complete 80 ttb (mostly in singles) and smile during the workout, to run again without pain, and to leave at the end of the day knowing I had given 100%. It has been a humbling journey and after this weekend of carbs and no gymning at all it will be back full force on Monday ❤️ #adversity #postsurgery #happy #crossfit #trusttheprocess