If you’re into meditation and like to run, this book is right up your alley. Short and sweet, maybe 100 pgs, but some really nice insights that balance the two activities. I grabbed a copy from my library online, so yours may have it as well.
ironphenix : you’d dig it for sure.
That little dude came in last place in his race this weekend. It was funny to watch — at the start, he was just jogging along on the painted line marking the course until he saw me, then he kicked it up a bit. The rest of the race he practically ran backwards because he was so distracted by the ATV chaser vehicle following them. I told him that it was nice of him not to pass those little girls so they weren’t last because they would have cried. Ha!
In other news, I ran like a bat out of Hell this morning.
“I’ve got the keys, I just have to find the lock.”
— some random appropriate song lyric.
A list of problems and complaints we hear in Olympic weightlifting
I guess we should come up with a list of solutions, right? It doesn’t do any good to complain about something if you don’t find a way to fix it. I’m not a genius, so I can’t really come up with a long list of ways to solve these problems. In fact, I can only think of two possible choices when this crap hits you. Here they are:
1) You can curl up in a ball and quit.
2) You can keep working and find a way to fight through it.
Good advice for all of us.
I almost got a -1 on food just now. I had the tortilla out to make the honey walnut taco. I warmed it up. I had the honey ready. Then I started lecturing myself on what I was doing. As I’m taking it out of the pan, I know it’s still not too late. Because I also know that when I allow myself not to choose and give in, the rest of the day will follow suit. In my mathematical realm, -1 does not equal -1. Instead, -1 will begin to approach negative infinity until the day ends due to sleep.
I took that tortilla and ripped it to shreds and flushed it down the toilet. Then, I sat very still and closed my eyes to allow the anxiety to pass. This is all learned behavior of a former smoker. As I sat still, I was able to notice that I actually was hungry.
Autopilot disengaged. Navigator on deck.
Front Squat 2x2 @ 125#, 2x2 @ 135#
1-Power Clean (used 95#)
1-Hang Squat Clean
30-Burpees over Bar
30-Hang Power Cleans (135/95)
9:57 Rx (slow, but steady — did the cleans 5 at a time)
Warmup: 10:00 EMOM of:
*Use 50% Push Press 1RM = 65#
Then, Barbell Rows 4x6 @ 65#
Then, 5 Rounds for time of:
15-Box Jumps (24/20″)
14:04 Rx (A big deal because normally I’d be afraid to clean 105# five times! Normally, I would have done 95#.)
A haiku about me:
Me, me me, me me
Me. Me me me, me me me.
Me me me me me.
I love resetting to zero every morning. It’s a reminder that each day is full of opportunities and choices. It’s a way to let go of the past and focus on the present. There’s no future plans, no judgements of the past. Just the Right Now and what possibilities lie within the moment.
Ooooo today is not going so well. Reining it in. I’d blame work stress, but it’s just my inability to handle said stress. I used to do it by taking smoke breaks — apparently I traded those in for munchies breaks.