So last night’s workout made 5 for me for the week! woot-woot! The hubs said I’m about to go beastmode, LOL. I’m happily surprised that my body is taking it so well too, so that’s a good thing.
- DU’s - still only did 3 total (is it my max per day?)
- Deadlift - 5x5 (95lbs)
- Sumo Deadlift - 5x5 (95lbs)
WOD: The Unknowable - so the coach pulled us together since nothing was written on the board today. He proceeded to tell us that there are WODs where it’s going to be a mental battle and we need to learn to just have to do something at a moment’s notice and fight the mind in that time. Right then I knew it was going to be a doozy. Eesh.
So he then said our WOD is…. 75 burpees for time… 10 second countdown starts NOW! Bam! just like that we were rushing to a spot and getting ready to start. For me, I was fighting my mind, LOL, but found the first 20 go easily. Usually my arms start giving out early, yet mine didn’t get tired until the last 12. What I did find was that I was going good for awhile and then around 50 my mind battle began. I just felt like I couldn’t do it. Like my mind was telling my body “no more”.
That’s when the real struggle began as I started taking quick breaks to try and fight my mind. I of course was the last to finish and the last 15 the coach was on me the whole time yelling at me to “stop f-ing thinking and just do it” and “look, your body just keeps going, see what you’re doing there - it’s the mind telling you that you can’t, so FIGHT IT”. I can still hear his words this morning. It was so true, and I’m reminded of the lyrics the hubs always sings during these workouts (by Supernatural with Buckshot singing this - “Mind tricks the body, body thinks the mind is crazy”.)
My time was 8:32 (hubs finished at 5:14 because he’s crazy) and of course I was frustrated after because YES, the coach was right and had I fought my mind better, my body did just keep on going and I could have probably finished with a much better time. Still though, that was a great time for me and I was moving at a much faster pace than I have in the past, so I need to focus on the positive. The only negative was… skinned knee + bruise because I still have to drop to my knee on the push up portion of my burpee. Ouch!