Finding My Limits
Between the stress and the bs and everything I’m dealing with, I was pretty thankful for today’s workout.
However…There are times that I push myself past the point where my body can handle it. Again, today was one of those days. But I got a lot of the stress out and did well. I’ll feel it tomorrow for sure though.
I know lots of times our mind convinces us that we can’t do that. We can’t push harder, go further, do more. Tonight wasn’t that at all. Workout looked easy enough – 400 meter row followed by as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of the following: 15 sit ups, 12 push press (17.5 lbs dumbbells), 10 kettlebell swings (35 lbs/16 kg bell) and a fence sprint in 7 minutes, then a minute rest and repeat again for three rounds. See? Sounds easy, right? Once you get into it though, you realize that that row is going to tire out your quads (and it got to the point that my entire body was feeling each drive-arms, core, legs, glutes, everything), which you’ll need for that fence sprint and the push press. Your core will tire from everything, but those sit ups and kb swings will kill it. It was about halfway through the second round that my arms started giving out. I’d pushed so hard and far that the muscles weren’t putting up with it any longer. I kept going but I can’t even tell you how bad I wanted to trade in for a lighter weight. I caught myself a couple times trying to muscle up the kettlebell – another sign of fatigue. Either way, I made it through although I wanted to throw up after. Always a sign of a great work out
Thank you, stress. Your presence pushed me past my limits. I’m still not sure if that’s good or not just yet.