All day today it felt like Wednesday. I am just not used to doing workouts on Thursdays… it’s my recovery day after all! This morning Mike and I did the first regional workout, Diane. I forced myself to only do sets of 3 on my HSPU’s for as long as I could. I still ended up at singles on my final set of 9, but managed to shave over a minute off my time (just from Monday!). Of course I would still love to be faster. Pretty sure I heard that a girl did this workout last weekend in under 3 minutes! This is beyond me! I’m very impressed.
Our second workout was the 2k row, 50 pistols, 30 hang cleans one. For me to be able to move on to the 3rd regional workout next weekend, I have to complete at least 10 hang cleans at 135#. I got 10 today, with 7 seconds to spare. The problem for me is my low back gets so fatigued that getting out of the front squat is quite difficult and I round forward… elbows up! Also, my shoulders were super sweaty and slippery, which I’m sure didn’t help. Note to self: t-shirt over tank for this workout.
All in all, it was a good day in the gym and I am so grateful to friends who came to workout with us… Chelsie and her sis, Motorcycle Matt, and Ray and his friend Rory. Thank you guys! Tomorrow, we are gonna tackle day 2… which means I’m going to attempt to 1-arm snatch that 70# dumbbell for 10 minutes… can’t wait! That will be around 10, and second workout of the day will be at 3… the crazy squat/pull-up/shoulder to overhead one. I honestly can’t believe I’m going to subject myself to it again. Anyone who wants to join us is more than welcome (Elliott… stop making excuses. You’re coming!).
Lastly, what I wanted to share yesterday was this, from Katie Hogan’s blog:
“In the past year of training I have run into several roadblocks that have thrown me off track. Because they were not part of my initial plan, these unexpected setbacks started to get inside my head. I started to lose faith in myself and what I could accomplish. It felt like things were out of my control.
And they were. But what I’m still realizing is that just because I can’t plan and control everything in my life, doesn’t mean that I’m failing. These roadblocks felt like things I had to succumb to. It seemed that I needed to admit defeat and stop letting it bother me. “Why can’t you just get over it,” I kept asking myself. My coach stopped me and said “It’s not about getting over it. It’s about getting through it.” What he explained was that getting “over it” would mean that I didn’t care, that I didn’t want better for myself, that I was satisfied with anything other than what I had been working so hard for. So instead: get through it. Keep moving forward, learn, adapt, grow, repair, but don’t just lay down and take it.”
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have been feeling this. I love the thought of not necessarily getting over difficulties and roadblocks, but getting through them… moving forward… and hopefully becoming a stronger and better athlete/person/whatever because of it.