I met up with a friend this week and we were just chatting about life stuff. She talked about her need to do something out of her comfort zone… something that is a little bit scary and uncomfortable. In her initial moment of uncertainty, what was said to her was “Just go out there and try your best.” For whatever reason this phrase has been stuck in my head the past few days. It’s not like it is anything new, but I guess I was just hearing it differently.
I am familiar with Yoda: “Do or do not. There is not try.” However, I’m gonna say there is still a lot of value in trying… especially if it’s trying your best, or trying new and scary things. Trying is how we learn and grow. I think too often we are so afraid of failure or afraid of what others might say or think, that we don’t even try. I know I am guilty of this. Yet, the more I practice facing my fears, the stronger I become, and the less power they hold over me.
We all have our inner demons… you know, the little voices that tell you that you are not good enough, not worth it, not anything special. It is not easy to hold fast and fight these things, but you must. Try. Try your best. Try something new and prove them wrong… prove yourself wrong.
Monday: nothing memorable.
Tuesday: new squat PR (213#… a whole 3 pounds!)
Wednesday: lost to Jeff at the HB 5k (his time 20:52, my time 20:55)… not happy about this.
Thursday: the euge (kind of)… I felt like moving so I did a few rounds of easy airdyne and light turkish get ups.
Friday: jerks, band deadlifts and seated press then rowing… 20″ all out, 40″ recovery for 15 minutes. Felt like 30/30’s… my favorite.
Today: agility workout in the park. Was I the only one who felt super out of breath?!
Now you are all up to date! And, speaking of trying new things, I actually registered today for the NLI Powerlifting event in September. I figured, why not? 🙂 I think tomorrow I will try the first Games workout. It has bar muscle ups in it, which, last time I tried I wasn’t able to do, but maybe I’ll surprise myself. Hard to believe the Games are next weekend… getting excited!
Anne Lamott quote of the day: “Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to live it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it, and find out the truth about who you are.”