Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”
- Edgar A. Guest
I love lifting heavy shit. I look at the bar, the weights, and I giggle with excitement, and sometimes I’ve cried. I love trying to max out and fatiguing from lifting more than I thought I could, I love failing and coming back the next time and killing it. I lift more in a week than most men lift in a month, and I feel amazing doing it.
You can’t cheat the bar! It doesn’t lie to you. That’s what I love about it. No matter who you are, what your story is, you’re either gonna kick the shit out of the bar, or the bar is going to kick the shit out of you — either way, there will be a lesson learned! And no one on this planet can take that away from you!
Back squat – 3RM (for some reason I can’t for the life of me recall what my weight was here nor why I didn’t record it)
Workout of the Day RX:
Bent over Row 115/85
Weighted Step ups 90/50
*new coach Adam (although I missed Denise, Adam was a great motivator!)
Lift: Push Press 3 x 75lbs 3 x 95lbs, 3 x 105lbs 3 Rep 115lbs, 1 Rep 125lbs -
Wod: Tabatas Front Squat, Situps, KB Swings, MTN Climbers PURE EVIL HELL
Bench Press 5 rep max 45, 65, 85, 105, 115 (maxed out at 3 reps here). The WOD was 6 x 9 Thrusters / Burpees I totally forgot to clock my time here, >_<
This was not RX’d either. My knee kept feeling like it was going to blow so I dropped the weight from RX to just bar to gett’er done!
YMCA 3.2 mi 00:25 07:55 pace
#MAKEITCOUNT I was really trying to get some better speed. running between a 6.3 and an 8 speed. I have no idea what I’m doing, I’m just forcing myself to run faster lol…I will start to do some reading on how to properly get a better speed.
YMCA 5 mi 00:58 11:35 pace
Ran very very slow 5.1 - 5.5 here, all I wanted to do was gain miles. It was very easy and comfy pace.
So very true!