Sometimes just showing up is a win...
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Ahhhh CrossFit #15.. my nemesis.. I just wasn't there mentally today.. it wasn't physical.. I was in a bad mood.. I was in a "you want me to do what, I can't do that" mood.. and this was my workout to do 15 minutes continuously (my record so far was 12 min 29 sec).. It had nothing to do with the workout - it was 100% in my head... and I couldn't get out of my head no matter what I tried.. So I did the workout.. made it 13 minutes (2 1/4 rounds).. a PR but not the one I was aiming for.. very unsatisfying..
Here was the workout
Carry two 18lb kettlebells down and back
5 overhead presses
Pull like a sled dog (Run pulling Coach with rubberband)
Overhead press (locked arms) down and back
5 Kettle bell swings
Pull like a sled dog down and back
Waiters Walk down and back
5 Sumo deadlifts high pull
Pull like a sled dog
End of Round
Repeat until 15 minutes up...
As you can see, it wasn't just in my mind that I wasn't working as hard as I usually do.. my heart rate didn't get higher than 144... I'm usually in the 150s for a bit.. but not tonight..
So, it's over. Behind me. I can do better and I will. Gonna take the PR and work towards 15 minutes next time. Gonna excuse myself tonight. Gonna figure out how to get out of my head and overcome - learn to play the mental game. Sigh.
136 days til Africa
60lb goal and 43lbs to go!