Friday, February 3, 2012

Success

February 3, 2012


So true... how do you know how close you are to succeeding at something when you decide to throw in the towel? Just a few more attempts, just a few more minutes, one more try.. you would never know if you didnt. Where do you draw the line? If you didnt have a line, you could potentially be working at something forever and maybe never succeed, right?! Yeah, but what if you DO succeed? Its a mind game. You will never succeed without trying and you will certainly never succeed if you give up.

How to remedy that? Well, in my opinion, if you want something you just keep on going until there is nothing left. Push, train, study, walk... whatever it is that you are reaching for... keep doing it as long as you are able to do it. You might not notice your advancements right away, and some may be smaller and less noticeable than others, but if you are working towards a goal, doing what you need to do to get better at it, and taking good direction and instruction, than eventually you WILL get there. The big things are accepting constructive criticism, making adjustments where needed and consistency, without those you might be in an endless loop.

This morning I woke up not really feeling "normal." I dont feel ill or anything, I just maybe didnt get enough sleep, or sleep well enough. I was tired, and not my normal "its really effing early" tired... more like a drained tired. But, headed to the gym anyway. I knew the WOD was going to be difficult but I was going to put my best foot forward and take care of business!

I got through the warmup and was still dragging ass... not good. I had to pull it together for the WOD. I was determined to get all of the handstand pushups without the harness. I worked a few Saturdays ago on the kip for them, so I was ready!! On the 3, 2, 1, Go, I dug right into the first 20 of the sumo deadlift high pulls. Damn... soreness... this was going to be a long 5 rounds!!

The trick to the HSPU kip is timing (as it is with any of the kipping exercises and the double unders). I had no problem with the first three rounds of them, I was feeling good. I had two abmats under my head (next step is to reduce them to one) and timing was great. When I got to them for my 4th round I had a little bit of a stumble, still able to get most of them but by the end my arms were junk. K could see my struggle and reminded me to kip and push with my arms at the same time... once I could get everything in sync I was golden.

All 5 rounds... all kipping HSPU... never give up! If I didnt try it, I never would have been able to do it!

WARMUP:
Jump Rope Circuit 2X
- 10 Singles
- 10 Each Leg
- 10 Side to Side
- 10 Front to Back
- 10 Crossover
- 10 Double Unders
2 X 9 Fundamentals
2 Min Frog Pose

WOD: "Vehement"
5 Rounds for Time
- 20 SDHP (65lbs)
- 10 HSPU (To 2 Abmats)
(My Time 13:57)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
100 Abmat Situps
50 Back Extensions

WEEK 4, DAY 5: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - 2 Egg Muffins with Mushrooms, Onion, Tomato
Lunch - Crock Pot Chicken with Sauce, Mushrooms, Onion and Spaghetti Squash 
Afternoon Snack - Lara Bar
Afternoon Tea
Dinner - Butternut Squash Lasagna

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