30 October 2013

Day 2

Another good day. I got up and walked for 18 minutes and went to Crossfit after work. The WOD today was brutal. 3 rounds: 400m run, 25 sit ups, 15 high hang squat snatch with thruster, 25 sit ups. I couldn't really run so I rowed. I rowed the first 400m then cut it down to 200m after that. Rowing uses a lot of arm muscles and then doing the squat thrusters killed my arms. So I did the first round fully. The second round I rowed 200m, 20 sit ups, 10 snatch thrusters, 20 sit ups. I was dying and slowing down. The 3rd round did 200 m row, 20 sit ups, 10 snatch thrusters, 25 sit ups. I did all that in 18:46. I made those decisions on the fly based on how I was feeling. After I came home, I was watching the Biggest Loser and Dolvet said something that really hit home. He told a contestant that is was her mind telling her to stop and she needed to tell her mind to shut up and get out of the way so her body could work. That really struck a cord with me. I had let my mind convince me that I couldn't do the workout as prescribed. Nothing I was doing was going to hurt me in any way. I just kept thinking that I didn't want to be too far behind everyone else. I can't think like that. I can not let my mind convince me to go easier. I need to get mentally tough and hang on.

So overall a good day. I have learned that I lost my mental toughness, but that is something that I can get back. Something to work on.

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