3 days to go. Are you excited?
I’ve got to say, I am disappointed that I am not where I had hoped to be. I had grand plans of completing every Open workout as prescribed and reaching dizzy heights on the leader board. I am still hopeful that the stars align and I can complete at least one workout RX’d but if that isn’t the case I am not going to beat myself up over it.
I am a year older and have undertaken thousands of reps in the last twelve months. I am proud of my efforts. At different times of the year I have been stronger than I have ever been before. At different times of the year I have been fitter than I have ever been before. This week, going into the Open, is sadly not one of those times. I haven’t hit a strict pull up in a couple of months. I haven’t mastered double-unders or toes to bar.
But I don’t mind, much. A lot has changed for me in the last year. I am achieving goals in other areas of my life. I have just started working in a field that I love and I start study to support that this week. This change has affected my outlook profoundly. Where I had been unsatisfied and unhappy with my working life, I channeled a lot of that frustration into training. Now that I am happier, I don’t currently feel the need as much. I’m sure the rose coloured glasses will fade soon enough and I will again get the fire in my belly to burn off steam at the gym.
The flip side of that is that now I train because I enjoy it. I am not just trying to arrive at a destination but am now enjoying the journey. While I still find it irritating that I have to train around my bodgy knees, I am starting to see them as being the obstacle which is the way. And I will find success in spite of them, or maybe even because of them.
Long story short, I am in a good place. I am looking forward to Friday night lights and the next 5 weeks.
See you there!
PS – I love it in the days before the Open when everyone is in first place ⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓