When I originally signed up for CrossFit I thought it would be great to do this a couple times a week. The first few weeks, I was
in too much pain needing some solid recovery time between workouts. I was astonished when I learned that some people would go two days in a row. And frankly, hearing that people go every day sounded made up to me.
But then, one day it hit me. I found myself doing the 6:30PM WOD on a Thursday, and thinking about hitting up the 7:30AM WOD the next morning. I asked my instructor (MOB) if that would be ok. His response was simple, and perfect: “Yes. You just show up every chance you can get, and we’ll take care of you.” So I did, and I learned that I could do two days in a row. And that worked for a couple weeks.
Then I had to do some traveling for work, and I was going to miss a few days. So I really went for it because I was kinda scared to miss that many workouts. So I made it in 4 days in a row. 4!! I wasn’t sure that was a good idea, but I survived. I was pretty sore and tired, but it was manageable.
Once I got over that hurdle, things really started to come together. The general soreness is actually less now than when I was going 2-3 days a week. And it just keeps getting better. I’m now going Tuesday – Saturday. That’s 5 days on, two days off. I’ve been doing that for a few weeks now, and I couldn’t be happier. I really miss it on Sundays and Mondays.
The bottom line is, at first 1 day a week hurts. Then you get to 2, then 3, then… you just keep showing up and the more you show up, the better this whole thing gets.