For someone with my personality, patience is one of the things I struggle with the most. Not patience with others, but more patience when waiting for things to happen or in this case, waiting for injuries to heal. I want to get back in the game ASAP even though logic is telling me that I need to take it easy for a few days. . .
On Tuesday I was doing a WOD that involved a lot of Hang Power Snatches at 65 lbs. To me, this weight felt heavy, but definitely not unmanagable. Unfortunately though, as fatigue set in I started to let my form slip and as a result I tweaked a muscle in my back on one of the very last reps. Throughout the rest of the day my back got tighter and tigher as it continued to spasm every time I'd move a certain way, so I decided to give it a few days off. I've been keeping ice on it taking anti-inflammatories to help with the swelling. It's feeling much better, but not quite 100% just yet.
The "smart/logical" side of my brain is telling me that I need to just chill out for a few more days and let it heal completely before resuming my training. I know that if I go back too soon I will prolong the healing time and it could turn into a nagging injury that holds me back for months. Unfortunately, the "other" side of my brain is less logical and feels like I'm losing ground every single day that I don't train!
Fortunately my wonderful husband is my voice of reason, and every time I say "well maybe I'll just do something light" he threatens to chain me to the furniture and reminds me that I will make a lot more progress if I wait just another few days and go back at it when I'm 100%.
So good luck to all the CrossFitters out there doing Fight Gone Bad today! I'll be cheering you on from my couch . . . patiently!