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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!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMONEKP 4/8/2013 2:45PM

    you're right, sometimes just getting started is enough to get you to the end

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BESSHAILE 4/8/2013 7:10AM

    It is SO in your head. I strength train with a personal trainer (yes I know I'm very fortunate) and when he tells me to do something, sometimes I just say "Oh. I don't think I can" Twice he's said "I'll pull to get you started" and t hen I close my eyes and push and he pretends to pull. LOL. It was always all in my head. I love it that I'm exercising my will power, my sense of self, my confidence, at the same time I'm exercising my body!

woo woo for you!

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JUNEAU2010 4/3/2013 6:30PM

    I'm impressed! I cannot (yet) lift an 18# KB!

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ZEECHA 4/3/2013 8:45AM

    Even though you feel unsatisfied with that still did it! and that's doing way more than most people (like me).

So yeah. Keep showing up and you WILL meet your goal!

Go You!!!

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    You did AWESOME for someone in a good mood, much less a bad mood! You made progress.

And I love children's books and this is my favorite when I'm in a bad mood :)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


then on the left hand side, at the bottom it says "click to pay" and the author will read the book --

emoticon ... you are rockin' this journey!

Comment edited on: 4/2/2013 11:05:50 PM

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JAC_HAMIL 4/2/2013 10:36PM

  Showing up AND doing the WOD ESPECIALLY when you are not 'feeling it' is definitely a win! Reminds me of my 4th foundations session. My coach tried to teach me the medicine ball clean. That was the most frustrating 65 minutes of my life. My poor coach has to scale back that session...and broke it into 2 sessions. For the last half of the 1st session I couldn't do anything right. I was so disgusted with myself I couldn't even jump rope. But when I came back for the 2nd half, something clicked, and I was able to execute the clean. It wasn't pretty...but it was a clean.

As long as you keep showing up, you will realize all your goals. Every attempt is progress...even when it doesn't feel like it!
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GRANDMABABA 4/2/2013 9:33PM

    Congrats on showing up!

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