What if?

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ Francis of Assisi


Russian Gymnastics Warm-Up – Day 1


I. Hang Squat Cleans

5 – 3 – 2 – 1

Completed: at 55lbs, 65lbs. and then 75lbs. Thanks to Jason telling me to Git It. Which I did. Till the last rep. I tried for 85lbs. The weight was on there, all I had to was ONE REP. And I couldn’t pull it off. I was thinking too much, too caught up in the what ifs, and not enough in the just doing its. I basically psyched myself out. Put the weight down. Took off 10, and did the last rep at the same 75lbs. Felt kind of lame about this.

II. Kettlebell Swing Volume Ladder (70/53)

Completed: 17 rounds. If you do 1 rep during minute one, then 2 reps in minute two, and so on. And continue to do so all the way to 17 reps in minute seventeen. How many reps is that total?

Give up?

153 reps. Does that seem right to you? I was happy with this, at 30lbs. Until Kim called my bluff, and said, You can go heavier. And of course she’s right. And I know it. But, what if??

Interestingly, after writing this post, I meandered on over to CrossfitLizBeth, and she had linked to another post, This Bar Is Light. Pay attention to what’s written there, especially when he writes; “It’s like when I see a CrossFitter — usually, a woman — shake her head “no” in the middle of a workout. Shake her head. If you think the weight is heavy, it will feel heavy…”

Bet I was shaking my head ‘no’ today.

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