So today I got together with Lisa Shiu for what I knew was going to be a rough wod; The Seven.
7 hspu, 7 thrusters (95lbs), 7 ktes, 7 deadlifts (175lbs), 7 burpees, 7 kb swings (45lbs), 7 pullups, 7 rounds
The first round was fun, the second round a little less fun and I was ready to throw in the towel by the end of round 3. I actually contemplated taking a dnf after the third round, but I didn’t want to be called a sissy the rest of my life. ha!
What was such a challenge about this wod? For me, the hand stand pushups. I haven’t been able to master the kip, so it’s strict up and down for me, and I know my upper body isn’t nearly as ‘bullet proof’ as my lower body. I literally was doing one hspu at a time. I didn’t want to get into a cycle of failed reps. I know that when I start failing reps the wheels come off the bus. So it was worth sacrificing the time and making sure every rep I attempted was strong and more importantly it counted.
It may have taken me 41:25 to finish, but guess what…..I FINISHED! It can get hard to look online and see women crushing it in 22 or 24 min and not beat yourself up. But I have to focus on me and what I did. I finished a wod that had 49 hspus in it and I finished every single rep. For me that’s a victory.
It’s not always about finishing the fastest, sometimes its about finishing.