It has been awfully quiet here. Sorry guys, loads of things have happened. Let me give you a quick rundown.
· I quite got quite ill.
· I qualified for the CrossFit European Regionals (how on earth?) and opted out of the competition some two weeks before the actual event.
· I went to the games anyway but as a judge. Probably the best choice I could have made.
Being ill was so frustrating. I don’t do “ill” very well. (Who does?). To make matters worse, I had to undergo a medical procedure (sorry guys, that’s all you’ll get) which added to the setbacks. Things got quite bad and two weeks before the European games I finally decided not to participate.
The thing is, when I signed up in March, I figured there was no way I’d end within the first 60 female athletes in Europe. After all I was ill and had only been doing CrossFit for about 9 months. The whole thing was supposed to have been something fun I did at the box with my fellow “crazies”.
Somehow I did qualify.
As D date approached I wondered what I would gain from participating, ill as I was. Day in day out and I pondered on whether it made sense to give my body a serious beating in those circumstances, how long it would it take to heal and whether I would have done some irreparable damage.
As much as I love me a competition, participating at the games would have been for “the experience” at this stage. I have loads of competitive experience from my kayaking days. I wasn’t going to win this thing not even by a long shot and there was a good chance I’d have to spend months recovering from the weekend in Bolton, Manchester. The “experience” just wasn’t worth the damage, so I chose to live and fight another day.
Participating as a judge was very inspiring. I got to be right on top of the action and saw things I would otherwise not have seen had I been there as an athlete.
The good news is I am all better now and ready to rumble.
Goal: to qualify and compete at the Regionals yet again, oh and yes, I want to do very well.
Will I succeed? I will keep you posted on what I am up to.