I’m working on being bad a$$. On being the athlete who pushes when it hurts and accomplishes things she never thought possible: poses in yoga, speeds while running, strength at CrossFit and so on.
I am so proud of myself because I stayed committed in hot yoga and in CrossFit. And I feel so good for it.
The past several days have been busy and training was put on the back burner. Today I didn’t have to work so I dedicated the evening to sweat
Workouts included a 15 mile bike ride (16mph pace), hot power yoga, a WOD and a 750m swim.
Yoga tonight was tough. It was fast and hot and we spent a lot of time in standing twists and balancing poses- those poses I normally “attempt” and then fall out of early once it starts to burn. Tonight I pushed myself, kept breathing and remembered that the real benefit comes once it starts to get uncomfortable.
Tonight’s workout at CrossFit was fun: a group foam rolling session, instructed skill work and Cindy (CrossFit has lots of workouts named after dirty girls ).
Cindy is as many sets of 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 air squats as possible in 20 minutes. Cindy’s a liar because she seems easy but she’s a lot tougher once you get going!
Normally I’d rationalize that I don’t have pull-ups yet and I’d use the rings so I can “make it through the workout”. Tonight I decided to push myself harder, even if it meant going slower or it being harder.
I grabbed a small band and claimed my spot on the bar. I ended up completing 13 rounds which meant 60 pull-ups!
My arms started getting tired on the pull-ups so I started pulling myself up different ways. Without even realizing it I finally figured out how to do a kipping pull-up! Kipping is a method to complete a pull-up in an easier, faster way. Had I used the rings I’d never get kipping!
I’ll leave you with a thought shared at yoga. We set intentions to keep us true to a bigger purpose, what we really want to accomplish. Every day we’ll have lots of stuff we want to do but having an intention will keep us in line for the greater good.