I don’t know how it is, but I am still hanging in there with my workouts… PR’ing even. And I’m very thankful, because everything else in life seems so crazy. I was telling my friend P this morning, that I don’t know if I’d be able to handle bad workouts right now. I was telling her that maybe it is an attitude shift that I’ve had. I go into most days with the mindset that I’m going to do the best that I can for where I’m at now, and have grace with myself. It takes the pressure off and makes it fun. I haven’t forgotten just to do what I do.
Today my workout was “Amanda”… named after Amanda Miller, a 24 year old CrossFit badass who passed away in 2010 of Melanoma. I remember when this workout was posted for the first time, and I remember thinking that it was so unreachable for me. I couldn’t have even fathomed doing muscle ups and 95# snatches. I guess things just happen when they happen…
SMR, dynamic, mobility, 5min jump rope drills
my time: 25:46… RX baby!
I can’t even tell you how happy I was to finish this workout. I may have jumped around a lot 🙂 I rested quite a bit between each rep, because I didn’t want to burn myself out… still not sure how to pace these heavy ones. Next time, I’ll go a little faster. All in all, a big accomplishment for me.
Lastly, a quote (because I’m the quote queen), taken from the Crossfit.com site on the day “Amanda” was posted…
“It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
How good is that quote, right?