Yeah, I had to check to see if “truism” is actually a word. Turns out it is, so I’m going to go with it. Oh, and obviously I like alliterations…sue me.
Stick with me guys, I’m about to drop some knowledge/truth…
It is okay to be wrong sometimes and nothing is perfect
Yeah, I said it. No one is perfect, nothing is perfect. And if you trick yourself into thinking things will or are or need to be perfect then you’re going to be stuck trying to reach an unattainable, unrealistic goal. And you’ll make yourself miserable.
I’m not saying that you should settle or that you shouldn’t set goals for yourself. What I am saying though is… have patience, work hard, trust that there is a grand plan, and let the chips fall where they may.
You only have power over things that you can control. Don’t worry about the rest.
Okay, that’s all for that.BE POSITIVE. Good things come to those who wait, and work hard in the mean time.
In other news…
Remember that time I confessed to you guys that I’m a terrible rower? Well guess what? I’m improving! I forgot to post about it sooner, but I PR’d on my 2000k row time about a month ago, and it was a whole minute faster than my first 2000K row time. Those videos and practicing really did help! There is definitely still some room for improvement, but I’m on my way.
Also, my pull ups are really starting to come together! Also about a month ago, I did my first ever chin-above-bar kipping pull-up, and I was siked. Well then what happened? I was so afraid I wouldn’t be able to do them again that I stopped practicing. Why? I don’t know, because I’m weird. Well and my hands/grip hurt like hell. But I made a decision last Friday that I CAN do pull-ups. I was letting my lack of confidence get in the way. I had it in my head that I couldn’t do pull-ups anymore. Well, guess what…I was sick of thinking that way. So I was right there, standing under the bar, I looked down at my hands, looked up at the bar and said to myself, ” Your hands don’t hurt, and you’re going to do a pull-up.” And then I did a pull-up. And then I did some more. And then my hands started bleeding. AND IT WAS AWESOME! Again, I still have a long way to go, but I’m done using those stupid giant-ass rubber bands. Have you ever you used those things? Have you ever had one snap off your feet and hit you in between the legs? No? Oh, well I have and it sucks and it’s awkward. So bye-bye pull-up bands. I DON’T NEED YOU!
Today was another big pull-up day for me, because there were pull-ups in the WOD…
10 minute AMRAP
- 10 pull-ups
- 15 hand release push-ups
- 20 wall balls @ 14#
I made it out with 2 complete rounds plus 32 reps. That’s 30 pull-ups in one WOD. I was pretty siked. I had to do my pull-ups one at a time, but hey I think that’s the only way I’m going to get better, so I’ll take it.
Also, I just have to tell you guys Mike Bledsoe from Barbell Shrugged (the podcast that I LOOOOVE) re-tweeted one of my tweets last week AND the Barbell Shrugged twitter account favorited TWO of my tweets yesterday. Can I just tell you that I felt like a total rockstar? I was so pumped!
Ahhhhh! I love Crossfit 🙂