Thursday, October 8, 2009

10-08-09 Thursday Week 36

I realized today that I perform better when I'm doing a workout I've never done before. I come to the workout with a fresh perspective as I have no awareness beforehand of how much it's going to suck. It's been fun this week doing the workouts I've come up with. I'm always curious about what I'm putting people through and so have always made an effort to do my rest day workouts, especially the one that look like they suck the most. I'm so pleased that everyone seems REALLY happy with the programming so far. I've seen people go harder these last few days and come back in waddling like penguins, myself included.
Today was a rest day workout I posted in July that I particularly liked. The theme is getting an extra awesome core workout without having to do 500 f*cking GHD situps. I found myself limited by the mental attachments from my previous experience of the workout. I remember it was HARD and I was SORE afterward. I like having "beginner's mind" before a workout. The workout is FUN that way. How do people deal with the dread and pressure of that must-PR-the-benchmark feeling?

Training Log
“Lucky 7’s”
7 rounds for time:
7 Thrusters 65 lbs
7 Toes to Bar
7 Floor Wipers 65 lbs
7 No-Pushup Burpees
7 Wall Ball Situps 14 lb ball

Time -- 19:29

Almost a full minute slower than July 30th. Oh well, I am chalking it up to how hard I've kicked my own ass the last two days.


Taylor Bareford said...

Why do you have to make me feel bad with the photographer thing....Just pick a time.

Shana A. said...

Taylor, I can't expect you to be at the gym with your fancy camera EVERY time I work out! Ha!