April 6, 2013
Ever hear that saying; "reach for the moon, if you miss you will land among the stars?"
This is one of my favorite sayings and has ran through my head more times that I can even count since childhood. No goal can ever be set to high... and if it happens to be just out of reach, thats ok. Why? Because if you gave it your 110%, worked hard, pushed to achieve whatever it is... than even if you didnt reach your ultimate goal, you are far more ahead than you were when you started.
13.5 was a workout that made me nervous. Yep, look back in my older posts about if I get nervous before a WOD. With this one, it was amplified by about a million. Now, when it comes down to the Open, I knew that I didnt really have to do this one again. There were already 3 scores that were well above mine but for me it wasnt about that. It was about ME. It was about how I felt I did on my first attempt and how I have to learn to not be afraid of these things that seem to hinder me in my workouts.
Today I did the WOD again, for the last time. For me. I gave every ounce of myself for all 4 minutes. Laid it all on the line. Closed out the 2013 Open with a performance I will never forget. No, it wasnt the best at the gym. No, it wasnt even used as one of our top three ladies at the gym. No, I didnt get to extend my time to 8 minutes (not even close)... but YES, YES, YES it felt amazing. I was proud, satisfied and confident that I did not give up or cave under the pressure and did the best I could possibly do...
... and the 13 addition reps I got were there to prove it.
- 10 Lunges
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 10 Spiderman
- 5 Ring Row
- 5 Burpee
4 Minute AMRAP
- 15 Thrusters
- 15 Chest to Bars
*if you make it to 90 reps, time extends to 8 minutes
*if you make it to 180 reps, time extends to 12 minutes
... and so on