I cried once for an entire WOD- doing pushups and sprints.

Do you ever have one of those days or weeks where you feel like nothing is clicking? You couldn’t string together your toes to bar, the overhead squat felt more wobbly than usual and you just couldn’t get rid of that nasty early pull on your clean…. Yea, me too. We all have them. Maybe it’s an off-day, maybe an entire week is feeling not quite right. Sometimes it’ll be like that. Yes, there are ways to remedy—maybe your sleep was not good quality or you were off track with your nutrition, maybe you broke your tibia or even had a fight with your cat. You all know how to brush it off and suck it up and move on. But I'm going to share with you my favorite remedy to wash those blues away...

The next time one of these bad days happen what I want you to do is find 15 minutes of peace, where nobody will interrupt you. That may mean no computer, tv, phone, or people for a short period of time. All you need is yourself and your Success Journal (or whatever notebook you use to keep track of progress). I want you to cozy up and start back at day 1. Look at your WODs day by day. Spend some time reminiscing about your accomplishments and failures. Some of them will be so memorable you’ll remember every moment before during and after the workout. Sometimes you’ll remember them because of who else was in your class or what the weather was like or maybe because of your score.

And then once you have noticed how far you’ve come in the time you’ve been working on your fitness, I want you to watch this video because its rad.

Natalie B. - my hero!

I’m curious, what’s your most memorable WOD?

24 October 2014

Skill/Strength: We’ll get into a clean complex. If you need to clean up your clean, get your butt in to the box! Fridays are usually quieter, so take advantage of more coach time in the small classes!

WOD(s):
1. Baseline WOD
Rest 5 Minutes
2. The very first WOD that 7VCF ever did -- on 21 November 2013.



4 comments (Add your own)

1. Dana wrote:
So, my most memorable happens to be my WORST wod ever. I think it was this:
10 rounds for time.
15 pushups
400 M. Sprint

I was having a bad day because I recently had scraped my shin on a too-high box jump and then was supposed to do deadlifts which also scraped up the wound...So then, there's pushups in the WOD. And well, those are not my best movement. They are hard. All the time.
The first round of pushups I started crying out of frustration because my life was falling apart. I continued crying for the next few rounds. Nobody seemed to notice. I felt awful. Then, I was about to quit and leave when a few ladies saw the horrible blubbering idiot I had become and stepped in and did the rest of my WOD by my side. That was nice, but I still felt like crap.

I wanted to do that WOD this summer, but chickened out. Maybe next summer I'll conquer it.

Thu, October 23, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

2. Michelle wrote:
Thanks for today's blog, Dana, I needed that this week.

My most memorable WOD was a Saturday class. I was paired with Shelly B and Jody M. It consisted of running 400m and push ups. There may have been other movements but they weren't memorable. Jody was on the rower while Shelly and I ran. All three of us did the push ups, banded. What I remember is Shelly doesn't like running and she RAN all the legs. Jody doesn't like push ups yet she was able to string together at least 5 each round, sometimes 10. WE DID IT TOGETHER. And we stayed, 38 mins, until we FINISHED IT - TOGETHER.

Fri, October 24, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

3. Amanda P wrote:
Felt like crying today during the cleans... Learned a lesson though. I had a few drinks last night and didn't sleep or eat well. It directly affected how i felt and performed today. Just a reminder of my priorities in life now. I'm going to get those cleans next time.

Fri, October 24, 2014 @ 8:37 PM

4. Shelly wrote:
Honestly, one of my most memorable WODs was the one Michelle just told you about. The 3 of us worked together so well and just kept doing those push-ups! The there was the absolute horrible running but with Michelle's encouragement my feet never stopped. As we came through the back door Jodi was getting off the rower and on to the pushups we went...all 10 rounds! Jodi and Michelle- you both were great partners : )

Sun, October 26, 2014 @ 7:55 PM

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