I waffled on if I should share today’s epic stumbles or not. After some thinking today, I realized that sharing my struggles is just as important as sharing my successes. So here I go…..
Today’s wod was a recent mainpage wod:
30 Thrusters @65lbs
3 Rope Climbs
2 Rope Climbs
1 Rope Climb
I hit the first 30 thrusters unbroken – no issues. I went to jump up the rope, and as my hands hit the ropes its like they went dead and my grip couldn’t hold the rope. I shook it off as a fluke, and re-jumped, only to miss again. WHAT THE HELL!!??!? I regained focus and up the rope I went in 3 big pulls for all 3 climbs.
I was back on the bar for 20, and yet by the time I hit 5 I was SMOKED! My shoulder blades were on fire, and it felt like every rep was my shoulders were ripping. I wish I could say that I hit all 20 unbroken, but that’s far from what happened. It was all sorts of broken up in sets of 3. Up the rope I went again. The final 10 weren’t much better.
So what the hell happened? I did everything I could that’s what! I mentally am still a Games athlete while physically I’m all of two weeks into working out after 9 months of just strength work. I’m not where I was, I’m where I am. Everyday I’m going to get stronger, fitter faster, but it wont happen over night. I can’t compare myself to where I was, or where I think I should be. I am where I am and I have to work everyday to get better than I was yesterday.