Injury has forced Bethany Shadburne to withdraw from competition after her back gave out prior to one of the 2022 Quarterfinal CrossFit workouts.
She described the moment in her own words, “I went to do ‘The Other Total’ and unfortunately during my warm up, my back went out on me, leaving me on the floor and knowing that I wasn’t going to be able to do the rest of the weekend.”
Unfortunately, Shadburne also missed out on the CrossFit Games last year as well, testing positive for COVID-19 only two days before the competition was due to begin.
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However, the US athlete remains positive, as can be understood from the full post that she released on Instagram recently.
Full Post from Bethany Shadburne
“I pick a word every year at the beginning of January to try and use and the word that came to my heart for 2022 was perseverance.”
“I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to use that word, in January it was, okay maybe persevere with a rough start to the year with some injuries and mindset/ motivation; but it was fully made known to me on Thursday.”
“I went to do ‘The Other Total’ and unfortunately during my warm up, my back went out on me, leaving me on the floor and knowing that I wasn’t going to be able to do the rest of the weekend.”
“This wasn’t a huge surprise to me with the variety of injuries that had come my way since covid.”
“I thought I had a handle on it before WZA, but unfortunately my body had different plans for me this year. As frustrating as it has been, my back has continued to be a bigger problem than I wanted to believe this year, going out on me multiple times since January.”
“Though I am super grateful and thankful that the time off has allowed me more time to work on my mental side, it still is frustrating and hard when you can’t get a full week of training in and be in the gym doing what you love daily, because I truly love being in the gym.”
“Leading up to quarterfinals, I wasn’t able to air squat which left me in question for the weekend and honestly the rest of the season. Though my season might be over in a matter of seconds, I am super hopeful and ready to take on 2022 and PERSEVERE through this.”
“I believe I’m on the right track, I just couldn’t catch a break the past couple of months to put the plan into motion fully. So once I can get back to being pain free, I can put my plan into action. The way to “success” isn’t going to be straight nor was it ever meant to be and I know that everything happens for a reason, as cliche as that may sound.”
“It’s going to be a hard road to stay on but I know it’s the right path for me to follow, so it’s persevere this year. Once healthy Bethany is on the competition floor, it’s going to be scary. But for now, I’m going to allow myself some time to feel these emotions and then get pain free/ continue to do what I know to do. Because like I said, I know I’m on the right path , it’s just a ‘not right now.’”
Check out the unoffical results from the Quarterfinals.
- Bethany-Shadburne-Lifting: Photos Courtesy of CrossFit Inc