Friday, June 1, 2012

Challenge Accepted

May 22, 2012

Ever since I was a little kid I have been adventurous. I would do the things my parents told me not to do, not to disobey them… but because I wanted to see why I was told not to do it. What the consequence would be if I did do it. Almost like it was a challenge that I chose to accept at any chance. “Sarah, don’t touch that” turned quickly into my burning my hand, cutting myself or whatever because I had this horrible urge to touch whatever it was that I was told not to touch simply because I was told NOT to. If no one mentioned it, I wouldn’t have ever wanted to touch it in the first place more than likely. Don’t get me wrong, my parents watched me because they knew this about me… but there was a time and a place for me to learn lessons… they would never put me in danger.

I have carried that urge to accept a challenge through my whole life and still, to this day I have a hard time when faced with these types of situations. I have it ingrained in my head that I can do anything I put my mind to doing. When it seems “questionable” as to if I could actually do it I have this powerful urge to prove myself wrong or right… case in point “I don’t like to run, why would I do the 5 mile turkey trot.” This statement followed by going to work, logging into the website and registering for the turkey trot.

This is what makes me such a competitive person. Its really not so much about competing with other people more than it is competing with myself. I have decided to make this change with my body and my lifestyle, accepted that challenge and with it comes all sorts of “mini challenges.” It changes every day and keeps me on my toes… than toss in the thrill and excitement of a “real” competition and I am totally sold. In order to get better at something you have to keep doing it, you have to stretch yourself to your limits and you have to tell yourself that you will never do it if you don’t try.

I had showed interest in doing the “Diva Dash” which is in Boston in September. A few of my girlfriends registered for one of the time slots and told me to add in… well, it was too late, I missed the window for that heat. Well, why would that stop me? Where is the challenge in that? If I can run it with people, I can run it alone… right? So whats a girl to do? Oh I don’t know, maybe register for a race in a heat all by myself! What is wrong with me?!

Another 5K and this time with obstacles! I am looking forward to it!

3 Rounds
- Row 300
- 5 Pushups
- 10 Inchworms
- 15 Squats
2 Rounds Burgener
Group: 9 Fundamentals

WOD: "Breach"
- SDHP (55lbs)
- Ring Dips (blue band)
- Pistol Squats (unassisted!)

OH Press 5-5-5
55, 70, 80, 85


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