Sunday, January 8, 2012

Give it all you got...

January 6, 2012

One of my favorite comedic actors is Paul Rudd, and one of my favorite movies that he is in with Jason Segel (another favorite of mine) is "I Love You Man." In this movie Paul Rudd realizes, as he is getting married to a woman who has a lot of female friends, that he dosent have any male friends. So he goes on a mission to find some friends. Whats my point... well, through this process he consults with his brother (who is a personal trainer) to set him up with someone he knows to go on a "man date" with. This guy is one of the most annoying characters, but he has one of the best lines... at one point of the movie the annoying friend is training one of his clients and yells out "everything you got, everything you got."

Hubs and I constantly joke about this line and this character. But in reality, if you can look past the annoying voice and humor of his character in this hilarious movie... what he is saying is one of the most important "rules" I have in my life. Everything you got...

We have been watching the 2011 CF games (that aired again on January 1st and we DVRed them all)... these women and men are phenomenal. They have proven how giving it your all can get you to the top. One of the elite female athletes is Julie Foucher, she is a perfect example if the CF athlete that balances a career and crossfit that I admire so much. Last year she took a week of a medical school, where she studies biomedical engineering, to compete in the games. For me, it proves that I can continue to push myself in my career, take my exams, and still keep up with my CF workouts. If I continue to "give it all I got" in all aspects of my life, nothing is impossible.

Take a look at the things in your life. What do you want out of it, what is it missing, what can be altered. I made promises to myself years ago, and continue to make those promises with every goal that I set. I only owe it to MYSELF to give "everything I got" to achieve these goals, not fail at those promises and push myself to the limit. I cant give up, its not part of my makeup.

She can do it... so why couldnt I?

Todays workout was one of those days where its mind over matter... where the "everything you got" mentality really sets in. "Barbara" is not an easy one. When you first look at the WOD written out with 3 minutes of rest built in after the completion of every round, the first instinct is to say that you dont want the rest. When in fact, the idea is to push as hard as you can through each round so that you only have to rest during the allotted time. This of course is way easier said than done.

K set a time limit (if we chose to use it) for 35 minutes. I told her that I didnt want to stop... I didnt really have to tell her that, she already knew I was going to finish all 5 rounds. Each round got progressively harder and each 3 minute rest seemed as if it got shorter each time. The pullups were by far the most brutal part, seeing as how I have a ongoing fight with those. I muscled through all 120 pullups, 150 pushups, 200 situps and 250 squats... the last round was the BEST with plenty of support from some of my favorite people!

2 Rounds
- 20 Walking Lunges
- 10 Inchworms
- 10 Back Extensions
- 10 Grasshoppers
- Row 250
Work on Double Unders

WOD: "Barbara"
5 Rounds for Time
- 20 Pullups
- 30 Pushups
- 40 Sit Ups
- 50 Squats
*3 min of rest after each round
(My time 42:11)

Broke down like this...
Round 1 - 5:47
Rest - 7:47
Round 2 - 13:37 (5:50)
Rest - 16:37
Round 3 - 23:09 (6:32)
Rest - 26:09
Round 4 - 33:04 (6:55)
Rest - 36:04
Round 5 - 42:11 (6:07)

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