All cleaning and no jerks

No Bread Challenge – Day 26

I totally stress ate today.  I’ll start today’s blog like that.  Yep.  Had three sugary cookies.  All homemade, all pressed upon be by separate co-workers who’s spouses made comfort food after the layoffs yesterday.  Every one of them was delicious and I don’t regret a moment of it.  But this is an honest blog … so there you go.

Today was a clean and jerk work and then an EMOM 10 of 3 position clean and 1 jerk.  I did only cleans and did a squat clean at the end of each set.  Worked up to 105# for the technique work and then backed down to 95# for the actual workout. Overall, felt strong.  Still really need to work on letting go of the bar at the top of the clean.  On some of the cleans at the top – my shoulder was bugging.  Those minutes fly by as you get further along in the WOD.  Managed to do the whole thing at 95#, so I was generally happy.  Had a great group in the 6:30AM class too – which made the workout more enjoyable.

In other news, I went to go see Dr. Rockett today and the news was not as I had hoped.  After some x-rays and various troubleshooting with my arm, he thinks that I might have a slap tear.  Tear.  Not the word that I really wanted to hear.  Tear usually = surgery.  Surgery = 6-8 months of recovery.  I guess, deep down, I knew something was seriously wrong with my shoulder – I mean, everyone who’s known me for the last 10 years can tel you that something is wrong with it.  I’m getting an MRI in the next week or so to confirm and then we’ll develop a plan together on how and what I need to do to get better.  You can read a little more about what a slap tear is here.  Dr. Rockett has a blog that you can follow as well.  It’s nice to go to a doctor that’s a Crossfitter because you can just say “When I was going above my head with my snatch…” You don’t really have to go into too much more detail or worry about him thinking that you’re talking about a sex position or something…  I think I’m still in a bit of denial about the whole thing.  I’m also not looking forward to the MRI because last time I got one, I was in very close quarters and kind of panicked. I will say that I’m a tiny bit relieved to finally get closer to figuring out what this shoulder issue is.  After a decade, it’s about time.

For now, no shoulder to overhead movements for me.  Modify, modify, modify.  Jerks, snatches, shoulder presses, kipping anything, blah blah blah.  

Food Yesterday:

  • bacon, eggs
  • b.good westside burger, sweet potato fries
  • arugula / parmasean cheese / goat cheese salad, sweet potato fries
  • other stuff i can’t remember

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