It is what it’s all about

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill

WOD:

I. “Hokey Pokey”

30 Reps For Time:

1 Rep is 1 Complete Sequence of the Following Movements:

Squat Clean (135/95)

Right Foot Lunge

Left Foot Lunge

Thruster

*25 Minute Cap

Completed: in 17:54 at 55lbs. Woweeeeeee.

II. Within 5 Minutes of Completing the “Hokey Pokey”:

For Time:

50 Burpees

Turns out, the Hokey Pokey IS what it’s all about. The Burpees after almost seemed like they didn’t even happen. Was still so focused on the fact that I actually completed The Hokey Pokey. Because at the beginning of the WOD it looked next to impossible. This happens a lot. Not sure if it’s just me. But at the beginning of class, I read the white board and process the Workout of the Day and more often than not think to myself; seriously? There is no way I can do that.

Like, almost every other day this thought goes through my mind.

And then I wonder if anyone will notice if I just leave. Because, well, I get scared. Or intimidated. Or tired. Or feel too weak. But what does end up happening, thankfully, is that I don’t run screaming from the building, but do dutifully set up my weights and take a deep breath, and just 3, 2, 1, Go. To the best of my ability. One step at a time. Every, single time. And what happens after that, is something really quite amazing. I complete the WOD, and feel incredible for having done so. It is the absolute best feeling. Totally addictive. And worth every fretting moment prior. Just walk through the front door, Mary. Is what I say to myself. Just walk through the door.

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