Sunday, January 09, 2011
So, just a quick post to say...
-I've been sticking to being active on SP for at least 5-10 min tracking / 5-10 min commenting for the past two days. Go me!
-I attended a Standards fitness testing session with my dragonboat team this morning at the gym we do off-water workouts. It was a series of seven tests designed to test strength, endurance, power, performance and agility. Out of the seven tests (shuttle run, rear delt hold, push-ups, airbench, static lunge hold, chin up and handstand), I did well on 5 and not so well on 2. But on one, I did **AWESOME**. To perform at standard for a handstand against a wall, you needed to hold the pose for 1min. To meet "warrior" standards (the gym does a "warrior bootcamp" which I've heard is pretty brutal, but equally amazing), you had to hold for 2min.
I held my handstand for 2:28.
Booyeah! I probably could have held longer, but didn't. Next time, I'm aiming for 3:00+
I had the best time of the day, even out of people that have taken the warrior bootcamp. I felt so amazing knowing that I had accomplished something like that. I still feel amazing. Maybe it's a small achievement, but it really made me feel like I have made some major gains in strength, endurance, flexibility, and in overcoming fears. So many of the people trying the handstand kept repeating over and over how scared they were about being upside down. I got over that fear a few years ago with a different fitness class I took. It definitely helped me achieve such a great result today.
So, in the bask of that glow, I continue on - tomorrow is a new day full of new choices to make. Woohoo!