I had plenty of rest last night so I was ready for the BOOM BOX Beating! Looked it up and it didn’t seem like such a beating afterall. There was work to be done but it was lifting work so we took out the endurance part of the equation today. I was really relieved because we sure did do a lot this week.
Our Skill/Strength was 3 rounds of 20 Kettlebell Swings (American) at heaviest weight possible. I warmed up with 1 POOD (35lbs) and felt good. So my silly ol self thought I’ll give the 1.5 POOD kettlebell a good swing. UH NO. It’s f’in HEAVY! I really thought I was going to swing that thing over my head. I even made 2 attempts. Jokingly I asked Coach if there was a 1.25 POOD anywhere. I know there isn’t but I would have felt comfortable at 40 something pounds…. I Think!?! Anyhow. We were supposed to 3 rounds unbroken and I did, the 3rd round was a little trying but I didn’t want to have to start over so UNBROKEN they were!
MetCon: Front Squat 2,2,2,2,2 Like I said the endurance was out of the equation today. Thank the Baby Jesus! I was perfectly fine with Front Squats. I wasn’t however prepared for FAILURE! After warming up some I started at 100lbs which was 75% of my max of 135. So my weight strategy was 100, 110, 115, 125, 135. I’m not gonna lie… 100lbs was HEAVY! It’s been a while since we’ve done Front Squats but I didn’t think 100lbs would be heavylike! 2 Reps down and not really a problem. 110lbs, eh not so bad. 115lbs I did it but I could feel the struggle. 125lbs I got down and couldn’t push back up, dropped weight 😦 So I walked around, sat down, watched everyone else. I came back for my 5th round and decided to drop to 120lbs. First rep finished, 2nd rep I got down and halfway up and felt STUCK, completely STUCK no more UP in my legs. And I dropped the weight! So it was a BIG OL FAIL and it SUCKED!!! It’s one day, one moment, blah blah blah. I hear what you are saying but I still hate the fact that my 1RM is 135lbs and I couldn’t get more than 115 for 2 reps. Yes I was a certifiable Debbie Downer. I can’t help it. I know at the end of the day it’s fine. Next week I could PR for all I know. But in the moment it’s defeating. We aren’t always ON but that’s not what you’re thinking as you’re struggling to move the weight. Thank goodness it’s Friday!
While googling through the WWW I found some silly and not so silly gems of motivation or whatever you want to call it. The image below reminds me of why I continue on and push. Seriously through all my rambling, crying, whining, etc… I DO KNOW I’M STRONGER than I have ever been! I have grown so much and even though I still have a long journey ahead of me I know I am more capable than ever at this moment to take it on!
AND if you’re reading and you’re local… FREE COMMUNITY WOD at the BOOM BOX! 9AM! COME PLAY WITH US!
Nothing major planned this weekend. Going to see TED tonight. I hope it’s not as dumb as it looks. WAIT! I KNOW it will be as dumb as it looks, hahaha. Well I said that about That’s My Boy! and I laughed like a 12yr old boy. So who knows. Maybe it will be entertaining and give us some laughs.
If any adventures do pop, I’m sure I’ll be sharing. Make an adventure out of your weekend. Make the decision to Make a CHANGE in your life. Eating, Working Out, Spiritually, or WHEREVER you need to make change. It doesn’t have to be drastic, just a baby step in a better direction. You won’t regret it!
Rock your weekend OUT! See y’all on Monday 🙂