Wow, what a day. Hi guys!! I’m feeling so dang happy right now and I just have to share it.
First, let’s note tonight’s WOD, titled “Don’t Drop The Bar”:
Team of 2 (135/95)
3 rounds for time
- 10 shoulder to overhead
- 10 back squat
- 10 hang clean
- 10 front squat* one person works with one bar at a time
** sets of 10 have to be completed before the next movement begins
*** if the bar touches the ground there’s a 10 burpee penalty at the time of the drop before you can begin your reps again.
Cool, we dropped the bar.
This morning’s WOD was fun (strength and skills, weee!), but tonight’s was… interesting. I really liked it because all of these movements rock my socks. But the first time I did this workout was with a 70# bar and it was way too light. But I took the opportunity to practice doing movements quickly more than just challenging myself with a heavy weight. I was happy with how winded I was at the end and high-fived a bunch of the other athletes.
Man, I love high fives.
After the workout, I was still feeling like I had soooo much energy (isn’t it funny how we fool ourselves sometimes?), and started on some snatch work. Then Kristin comes over and says, “Hey, you want to do the workout again?”. This is the part where my ears perk up. Yup. I’m about it.
Insert: Picture of an Americano I had yesterday that has nothing to do with what I’m talking about.
So I do the WOD again, this time we get ambitious and decide to throw 85# on the bar. Oh yeah, that’s cute. This is when we dropped it (twice) and had to do burpees on the first round. That lasted about 40 reps and then we went back down to 70#. My muscles were smoked and my poor partner was probably petrified from the 85 we had on there before. Sorry, buddy.
After this my body was finally throwing up a white flag and I went to Wegman’s. It was a different store this time (I swear there’s one every 10 miles), and they didn’t have the eggs I usually buy, nor did they have the teriyaki sauce I love so much. But it’s cool. I’m going to load up on teriyaki and butter tomorrow. I have good priorities. In other notes, I had trouble finding the bacon and it was kind of embarrassing. This grocery store was laid out kind of like a mouse maze and I felt like a lost child about 80% of the trip. I got over it after my cart was loaded with veggies. I’ll do a grocery post soon so you all can see the embarrassing amount of produce I buy every week. Mmmm I love me some vegetables!
But really, I love green beans.
On a side note, my workout partner said something tonight that made me really happy.
I don’t think a lot of people know when they make someone’s day, but as I was bent over, sweaty, and cheering for my workout partner, I threw in a bunch of encouraging words because I knew how she felt. I could feel how each rep was burning and knew that distracting her a little bit with counting down reps, encouragement at the bottom of the movement, what have you, would help her get through the movements. This is second nature for me, to coach someone on their technique and encourage them to increase and maintain power while they exercise. It comes from being a tiny person and becoming a coxswain for a short period of time during my crew days.
Anyway, so after the WOD, she told me that the things I said during the workout were really encouraging. Which is such a simple thing to say, but honestly made my night and helped me to feel like I had done something good for someone else.
Same as above. Has nothing to do with the topic. I just like DMB.
I said thank you, and told her that I want to be a coach. There are so many things that you can learn as a person, but sharing it with other people is just an even more incredible thing. I can work day in and day out on a movement, but truly understanding a movement, a sport, or how to effectively coach others is a skill that is soooo incredibly amazing. It’s beautiful, really. To be able to take what you know and effectively help someone else, and instill confidence within them that they can do it too… is what life is all about. Passing on knowledge, confidence, and love to other people. And most of all, helping others to believe in themselves. Ugh. It makes my heart so happy.
Have any of you ever experienced this?
Anyways. Tomorrow’s WOD is yucky. I looked at it already. True fact, I stay until closing time at the gym and get to see the next day’s workout before anyone else does.
Oh, I feel special sometimes.
Time for this girl to hit the hay! SO glad so many of you loved this morning’s recipe. If you try it, be sure to send me a picture because I love food photos. P.S. I am currently eating bacon and eggs for the third time today. Fine with it.
Do you do breakfast for dinner?
Has anyone ever said something that made your day, without realizing it?
What are your thoughts on bacon?