I may have said it before but I am having a love/hate relationship with Crossfit. I love the fact that I know I will always get a fantastic workout, I love the camaraderie and that it is a different experience every time I go. This last point is also a downfall for me. I find it hard to gauge if I'm improving due to not doing the same thing each week and because of that I feel like I'm going nowhere fast. If I'm honest with myself I know that I don't build muscle and strength quickly so perhaps my expectations exceed the reality. I want to be able to lift more but I need to have a little patience.
Last night I set myself a goal for my strict press which I didn't meet (a measly 2.5 kg short) but if I look on the bright side, I did 7 set of 5 reps of shoulder press, worked to fatigue on the 5th set, dropped back in weight and pushed through for the other 2 sets and fatigued again. I have DOMS in both my upper body and lower body as we had to do a set of 10 pistol squats on each leg after each shoulder set. Despite not reaching my goal, I know I worked as hard as I could and I gotta be happy with that.