Monday, July 22
Remember that this Thursday, July 25 we will NOT have the 7 pm CrossFit class. We are closing early for coaches training. Thanks and we promise to learn and improve to help you be better athletes!
Amelia Boone is an obstacle course racing world champ and ultra marathoner. She is a runner at the top of her game, but a week ago she revealed to the world she has been battling an eating disorder for 20 years. She wrote a blog post on her website discussing her battle with anorexia and how she finally decided to get treatment for the disease.
I really hope you give this article a read. It’s shocking to hear that a world-class athlete has issues with food, but that is the point. Eating disorders and mental health issues don’t all look the same. If you struggle with food, addiction, or other mental health issues there is help out there.
I could go on summarizing her story, but she does a much better job of telling it.
The reality is while I no longer defined my world around my eating disorder identity, for all of those years, I hadn’t let go of it fully. I hung on to disordered thoughts and eating habits. The only difference now was that I had sport to fixate on instead. And I was at the top of the obstacle racing world. I was a “normal” BMI, I was muscular, and I was winning every race, so it was easy to minimize my disordered relationship with food. It was easy to compartmentalize the thoughts and say, “Hush, I’ll deal with you later,” or to think that there actually wasn’t a problem because I was performing so well. It was OK to have a different diet or eating patterns because “I was an athlete.” It was OK to compare my body to other female athletes on the start line and to covet their abs, because that’s just “what women do.” It was acceptable to dehydrate myself and starve myself before cover shoots was part of the gig. As long as I was competing and winning, “just managing” with food didn’t seem like that big of a deal. I was getting away with it. So clearly, there was no problem.
Until there was.
Take a few minutes to read the full post and if you need help, please seek it out or ask us for help finding someone.
Workout for Monday, July 22
Pause Barbell Strict Press
1 sec Pause Overhead + 1 sec Pause in Bottom
*Build Up in Weight Maintaining Pauses
3 Rounds for Time
Run 1 Lap
25 Wall Balls (20# to 10' / 14# to 9')
Run 1 Lap
Rest 2 min
*16 min Time Cap