This word has been popping up in things I have been reading all week. It amazes me how much power our fears can hold over us if we let them. There are many things that I fear… spiders, flying, and 30/30’s on the erg… just to name a few. On a more serious note, I fear not being liked, of looking like a failure, of losing something or someone that I love. I read this Nike ad (below) this morning and it reminded me that I don’t have to let my fears have the power that they often do. I get to choose. Me. This is empowering, right?!
I thought about how much I would have missed out on and how much I could potentially miss out on by letting my fears be greater than my faith. The other day I talked about competing, and how the thought of it scared the shit out of me. I was afraid of not doing well, but even more afraid of what others would think of me if I didn’t do well. I’m sure I considered not going through with my first competition dozens of times. However, once I did it, the feeling of accomplishment far surpassed the feeling of fear. Doing something new and frightening is how we grow and gain confidence in ourselves and discover who we really are (this has been true for me anyway). If you don’t ever go there, you may never know.
Pre-workout: SMR, dynamic, mobility, Pre-hab
1. Specific W/up:
2. Workout: Power
Clean 6×3@85% (115#), rest 3 min. between
gymnastics – Mu’s (ladder 1-5 2x w/ first one Rx and last ones jumping. last set did 5 singles Rx w/ rest b/w)
core – X-Walk (44/26#) + Med-ball Multi- Directional
4. Cool Down: Easy 5-10 min. erg + 2-3 hard efforts
5. Meditation/ Visualization: 20 min.
Secondary: Max VO2
45/45″ 1×6 min. erg @ 1k split
(1:48, 1:47, 1:47, 1:46, 1:46, 1:45 avg. split)
Today’s workout was pretty good. Cleans are hard for me. I rarely feel like I did an awesome one. These are the things I need to work on, and you might too… 1.) When you set up at the bottom, pull your shoulder blades back real tight. 2.) Scoop the bar in toward your hips (by far the hardest thing for me to do)… this way it is always close to your body. If it gets out in front of you, guess which way you’re going to go?… yup, forward and probably drop the weight (that’s embarrassing). 3.) Fast elbows and catch on your shoulders (catching on the boobs if you are a lady is painful and leaves a nasty bruise that looks like a hickey… no good! 4.) When you are coming up out of the squat, think about pushing your hips forward. You know, just a few things to think about 😉
We are on to 45/45″ intervals for the secondary workout this month… like my beloved 30/30’s, only longer. Awesome. Today, only 6x… not too bad, but they always increase. Can’t wait!