Thursday, August 15, 2013

Struggle Much?

This week has been tough. Its hard to put a finger on why, but I think I may just be tired. I pushed myself hard in my training last week, doing double WODs a few days plus comp work. Even though I took the weekend (Sat/Sun) off from working out, I still feel sluggish this week.

I'm trying to push to using higher weights in my WODs. I Rx'd cleans in a WOD this week and would've Rx'd the whole workout if I had my HSPU down. But I don't. There's so many little things that I modify that frustrate me. I'm impatient with my strength, mostly in my arms. I want to be able to Rx pull ups and HSPU so badly. And double-unders: didn't I used to be good at jumping rope? Haha, I would've been awesome at CrossFit as a kid.

I have to remind myself that it's only been 2.5 months. No one gets to the Games after 2.5 months, or ever, really. I'm not saying I ever will, but why not shoot for the top?

My list of aspirations seems to grow daily, much quicker than my actual progression towards those goals, it seems. Patience is a struggle for me. It always has been. I like goals that I can achieve quickly since my attention span isn't the greatest. This set of goals that is forming in my mind will be a true test of determination and resolve.

I have to keep reminding myself that health and fitness are what I always come back to when whatever job I have isn't fulfilling or I am unhappy in some other area of life. It is my passion and I'm not only hurting myself by not following it, I'm hurting all the people I could be helping along the way.