I told Ryan (our crossfit instructor), when I first started crossfit, that I was an angry crossfitter.
Let me explain. I'm extremely competitive. I don't like to be last. Or the weakest. Or the slowest. Or basically "not good" at anything. It makes me feel defeated.
Most of the time when I feel defeated, I quit. I'd rather not try than try and fail (which is the main reason that I waited so long to try crossfit).
When I first started crossfit, I really had to fight through this. Crossfit is hard! But the more I did it, the better I felt about my accomplishments.
Last night was more like a flashback to my early crossfit days. I won't bore you with the details of the workout, but let's just say I didn't accomplish what I had hoped to.
It started out ok...
That was a clean & jerk at 75 lbs. We were working to find our max, but as you read earlier, I'm not a fan of failure. So when I hit my max, I was pretty much pissed.
That is 95 lbs. and I couldn't clean it. I could lift it, but couldn't complete the clean & jerk. I must have tried 10 times and never got it. I was an angry crossfitter.
So for now, my max clean & jerk is 90 lbs. I'm not happy about it, but I know it won't stay there for long. I'm too determined.
And just for grins, here's Joey's max (245 lbs.):
Dang that's hot.