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#36 — The Flu Got Me

Ugh! Just when I was getting more fit and stronger, the flu got me. 🤧 Ugh! Two weeks in bed (Ok, I went out for my birthday👑) got me so weak. My goal was to compete in the CrossFit Open competition. I got sick the day 19.1 was announced so I missed that one and 19.2. My goal was to do all five workouts all prescribed so I could get a rank this year and improve next year. 😔

I’ve been back to CrossFit for the past three days but I lost strength. First day back was 1 rep max back squat. 🏋🏻‍♂️ Previously, my max was 110 pounds. I was building but had to bail on just 85 pounds. I know I shouldn’t compare myself to others but I had the lowest weight for the day.

I try not to feel discouraged. I know my strength will come back quickly if I just return to my consistant 5 day-a-week routine. What do they say? Five steps forward. One step backwards. Oh well. Onward and upward!!

FUN FACT: Years ago, I wrote my own weekly “society” column for our local paper. I attended charity events, took photos, and wrote the column for several years.


  1. Sandi Regnier

    14th Mar 2019 - 10:08 pm

    Glad you’re all better now!

    • Terry Corwin

      15th Mar 2019 - 11:41 am

      Thanks! I am now!

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