Tuesday, May 21, 2013
How do you handle frustration?
Today I witnessed one of the hardest things a teacher can watch during class. A student crying because she could not solve a math problem. Math was my worst subject in school so I could totally relate to how this student was feeling. Hopeless, beaten down, like she was never gonna get it. She was relentless. She kept going back to the teacher and getting sent back to work again. Over and over. Not getting it right. Finally, something clicked and she realized where her error was, but not after tears streamed down her face.
I told her she did the right thing by going back and checking with the teacher. Even though her answer was no where near right, she never gave up. Tears of frustration, no doubt.
6.8 miles before SWEAT
double KB swings...holla! Yeah, it was exciting:) Gotta nice bruise from those.
mountain climbers on BOSU, gotta nice bruise from that also:) Must stop doing that to myself.
clean and press with sandbags #15
lunging high pulls #40
overhead press on reaper #10 plus weight of bar...felt like a million pounds.
DB overhead press...#12. My shoulders are my weakest area, can you tell?
Pyramid (and this is where my own frustration came into play)
50 jump rope jumps
20 jumping lunges
40 BW squats
50 push ups
3 rounds and they were not pretty by any means. I did this at home and it was a good thing. I am sure the neighbors thought I was nuts. I kept messing up on my jumps with the rope. Eventually I dropped it and just jumped without it. I then thought about the student I was working with, and at the end of my workout I did 75 unbroken:)
I cannot wait to do this workout again because it truly was a struggle for me.
693.8 miles for the year
Those 7 will be toast tomorrow AM:)