“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune
Admittedly, tonight I was afraid. I knew heading to the box that the WOD included box jumps. I hate box jumps. And after tearing my ACL doing them last year, I’m afraid of them. I stood there looking at the box as if it was going to jump out and bite me (and not because of the scary looking clown on the side).
My body is not as strong as it was this time last year. In many ways, I’ve been babying it and afraid of hurting myself again. So tonight was about re-committing to building strength. And while I modified the prescribed box jumps to step ups, it was still a step forward.