Saturday, April 7, 2012

Always Remember

April 4, 2012

This was a good one to keep in mind today while doing the WOD (and yes, I am feeling much better today thanks for asking). There is a point where you have to remember that your ego will only take you so far. Its healthy to have confidence, but that confidence can cross a line to cocky pretty quickly if it isnt reeled in. I know I teeter on the line sometimes and its nice to be reminded of the things I really need to work at to keep myself in check. I dont want to be cocky at all... I will never grow if I am cocky. 

When I saw the WOD today I was pretty excited both because it contained strengths and weaknesses and I knew it was going to be a good one to challenge my inner drive. I know I can clean, I know I can med ball clean, but I am still struggling on kipping pullups. They have certainly improved and I am certainly more comfortable doing them now, but its still mind over matter. Its a reminder that the only competition you have in a CF gym is with yourself. The things YOU need to work on are totally different from someone else. There is no comparison on a day to day basis... its you, the weight (or the bar, or the clock, or the ball) and thats it. You have to remember that when the person next to you  might pull ahead of you... or you are the last person working on the WOD... its hard to keep that in mind, but its really true.

Everyone starts somewhere... when I was doing pullups with a band I was working just as hard as someone doing pullups with no band... when I have the Rx weight, and another person who might be doing a little less is certainly not "slacking" and working less hard... its all relative to our personal goals and abilities and thats what I love about CrossFit. We can all push each other just a little harder, we can all challenge each other, but when it comes down to it... its all about you, what you want, what your goals are... 

Today I struggled and I was the last to finish, but you know what... I did all 45 pullups kipping. That for me was a goal that I reach for weekly. Its not the time when there is a pullup WOD, its not the weight, its sticking with the pullups and focusing, not resting too much and keeping my cardio going. The others who finished before me... they certainly worked just as hard... we have different goals, we are working on different things... and today I have to remember that. Thankfully, I got one WOD closer to my goal!

3 Rounds
- Jog 200m
- 10 Inchworms
- 10 Ring Rows
- 10 Air Squats
- 10 Leg Swings
2 Min Squat Sit

WOD: "Ascension"
3-6-8-12-15 for Time
- Med Ball Cleans (14lbs)
- Pullups
(7:04 Rx)

Aviator (10 Minute Time Cap)
10-20-30-40-50 Double Unders
*cant go on until previous set is complete
(I made it to 30... a few times, couldnt get 40)


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