Thursday, March 19, 2009
DAY 544...bReAkiNg dOwN...
I was set on doing a long, hard workout today. My husband has taken a few days off, so I invited him to come to the gym with me. I had chosen a workout off the Navy SEALS site. It was called "100 x 6 = pain"...this should've been a warning to me.
It was 100 reps of 6 exercises. I scaled it to 50 reps for my husband since he does not do this kind of workout on a regular basis. We got started and by the 2nd exercise...I knew I was in trouble. See...here's the thing...I don't "quit" workouts. The mental repercussions are not worth it. Today was no different. I refused to quit. Near the end, I realized that the timer I had set was not working. That was the beginning of a downward spiral. I was so pissed. Here I am...struggling...going as fast as I can....and now I don't even know how much time it will take me. I threw a bit of a fit...threw the stopwatch and broke it...and then went back to working out.
I was exhausted in the truest sense of the word. I was beginning to internally question my ability to finish. I was so broken down that I burst into tears. I let myself fall apart for a couple of minutes and then picked the bar back up and began doing Thrusters with tears running down my cheeks. I know...sounds psycho. Within a couple of minutes, I sucked it up and stopped crying. I did eventually finish, but it was hard and it hurt. When I completed my last rep, I fell to the floor and writhed in pain for a few minutes. It was not fun today, but I reminded myself that even when it seems hopeless...impossible...that I CAN finish.
DYNAMIC STRETCHES AND DRILLS IN PKG LOT
100 WALL BALL (16 LB DYNAMAX)
100 BOX JUMPS (20 IN)
100 THRUSTERS (45 LBS)
100 KB SWINGS (35 LBS)
TIME= APPROX 51 MIN