“To the timid soul, nothing is possible.
To the aggressor,
everything is possible.”
– John Bach, NBA Coach
Monday, December 16, 2013 – (8 more shopping days til Christmas)
Warm Up: 3 Rounds – 5 Jump Squats, 10 Push Ups, 10 Air Squats
Mobility: 7 Min
WOD: 21 – 15 – 9
Power Clean (115/75)
Rest 2 Min
20 Min Cap
SWOD: 5 Min EMOM of
5 Strict Press **Go Up As Needed**
Buyout: Cal Row 2 Min AMRAP
Rest 1 Min
2 Min AMRAP ABMAT Sit Up Wall ball (20/14)
The word “timid” is often and inappropriately associated with females. Growing up I was surrounded and dominated by males my age and older. One particular cousin made it his business to try— notice the word “try” to show me that boys always win over girls. Ha! Ha! Pre-puberty years created an equal playing ground and I also enjoyed the wins.
Only two months separated us in age, but once the teen years arrived, the physical battles became an uphill battle. In my mind, beating 15-year-old Curt was always possibly. To win, I physically fought hard and sometimes dirty. In the back yard, I took the hits, never let him see me cry, bit down and came back fighting with a vengeance.
Today we laugh at the silliness of our competitive spirits, but those early years seasoned me and toughened me well for life.
The WOD today was definitely not for the timid. LOL! As with many WOD’s, the door to the mental opportunity to quit is always cracked. From the start, you’ve gotta slam the door shut. If not, you’re done.
21 – 15 – 9 Power cleans and burpees were exhausting today. I tried to make the 20 minute cap, but ran out of time after my last 9 power cleans. I fell short, by 9 burpees. But the good? I did my first 21 at 75 pounds!!! Heeey!! I dropped down to 65 pounds for the 15 and 9. What a different 10 pounds can make! I am also mindful that I cannot afford injuries while training for the spring’s figure competition. Better safe than sorry.
Okay, so the 5 minutes of strict press were no joke either. I completed the first minute with 55 pounds. I managed to squeeze out 4 on minute two. When I could not get the bar past my the top of my head without using my legs, I knew I needed to decrease my weight. There’s no shame in my game. Respectfully I finished the rounds with 45 pounds. I’m getting stronger!
I’m finally running out of steam and need to re-energize… SLEEP!