Happy Friday! I did the usual recovery workout today… a nice little combo of easy rowing and light turkish get-ups. I am feeling pretty good… maybe a little tired, but I’m excited about the competition tomorrow. I know I said my goal was to beat Alec, but really, it is (as always) to have fun doing what I love to do. Beating Al will just be a bonus 😉
So, two weeks from today I will have just landed in Salt Lake City…hopefully! (I don’t like flying). I am going to a Gym Jones certification for the weekend. After all of Steve’s talk about it, and reading the gym’s ‘Knowledge’ articles over and over again for the past year or so, I finally decided to go. I am a little nervous, but mostly excited to meet some new people and learn some new things.
This is probably my favorite quote by Mark Twight who owns the Gym:
“What’s the worst that can happen?” The fearful part of me replies, “I may fall short of my expectations. I may not be who I pretend to others. My perception of self may be proven wrong, very wrong.” The confident part of me says, “So what … only after breaking myself apart may rebuilding begin.” So go ahead, break stuff. Break yourself on the once-hard edges of yourself. And recycle the debris into the foundation of your future.”
I have gone back to this quote many times over the last year when doubts about myself and my training start to creep in, and it gives me peace. “Break yourself on the once hard edges of yourself.” I love these words, even though I still feel like I am trying to figure out what they mean and more specifically, what they mean for me.