Appreciating the little things

It’s been a while since I posted, I lost track of the importance of it, which for me is to keep track of my times/weights of my workouts so that I can actually see myself improving- all in an effort to keep motivated. So, I lost some of the workouts! I do want to note a workout last week where we worked on our goal moves, or the moves that we might be scared of doing. For me I instantly knew that would be the hand stand push ups, and pull ups. After talking with the coach, we came up with a workout that was:

AMRAP12:

2 HSPU’s

8 Double Unders

5 PU’s (using the stretchier band than usual)

I was scared to go to the gym this day because I didn’t really know what I was going to do. This turned out to be my favorite day yet. I think I was able to do 6 rounds and then some, but can’t quite remember. All I know is that this workout made me feel SO much better about myself and I definitely improved on my double unders/pull ups. I also figured out that I can do a HSPU, and its not as insane as it looks. I felt like I conquered some important things that day. Reminds me  of the quote: “do one thing every day that scares you“, one of my favorites. Its just nice to conquer things that you weren’t quite sure you could do. I used this philosophy a lot in college when it came to meeting people, I would go out of my way to socialize and meet new people even though it was pretty scary- but sometimes that’s how you make the best of friends. To me, going to CrossFit kind of scares me each time because I feel like I won’t be able to do the workout right. This keeps me eager to go because I want to at least try it… my mind works in mysterious ways.

Yesterdays WOD was:

Skill
Kipping Pull Ups

“Hang Time”
For Time

100 Double Unders
Then
3 Rounds

20 Chest to bar Pull Ups
400 M Run

Rx: As Is
Level 2: 50 Double Unders, Regular Pull Ups
Level 1: 25 Double Under Attempts, Jumping or 10 Band Strict Pull Ups

I did the 25 DU’s and 10 band pull ups. My time was 14:19, I thought I would be a little faster but I had a hard time yesterday- I hadn’t been in 4 or 5 days and I had a tough time with the pull ups. And the running for that matter.

Random thought: Yesterday Caleb and I were eating dinner and I asked him what the most fulfilling part of his day was, his answer was playing with our neighbor’s dogs. Mine was feeling the rain on my face as I left the gym all sweaty, it felt sooo good. If this isn’t on the blog 1000 awesome things then it should be. Because it’s pretty awesome. Sometimes you have to take a minute to appreciate the little things in life….