Thursday 150212

6 Rounds for reps:
:30 Double unders
:30 Hang power clean, 135#(95#)
:30 Ab-mat sit-ups
:30 Rest

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That my friends, is a whole lot of PRs. Congratualtions!! If you did not PR, just remember, you still got fitter.

That, my friends, is a whole lot of PRs. Congratulations!!

My shortest blog post ever. By Courtney “I write blogs like it’s my job” Shepherd

“You don’t have to PR every day. Some days it just feels heavy and that’s okay. You can’t let that bring you down and remember, what you see on social media is just the highlights from everyone else. Just their ups, not their downs.”

– Annie Thorisdottir

These words were some of the best I had read in a long time. And I read them at a time I needed to the most. I have not PRed a single thing in 2 1/2 months. With that said, I realize I injured myself 2 1/2 months ago and over the past 10 weeks I’ve progressed to returning to my regular activities, so we can argue there is a PR in there somewhere. However, for me personally, it’s been kind of a defeating 10 weeks. Things completely unrelated to my elbow injury got worse, like my mile time, I clocked the worst mile I’ve run in 3 years. That one stung a little bit. I’m sharing this info because with each non PR, with each repeated workout that comes with a time slower than the last, I have to remember, that DOES NOT equal failure. I think it’s something we all have to remember. Especially when we find ourselves working out next to others who are PRing, who are getting stronger, faster, and better, it doesn’t mean that we aren’t. We win when we come to the gym (yes, that rhymed). We are getting stronger, faster, and better when we show up and do work. Some of you challenged yourselves over the past 5 weeks to change your habits. Yesterday’s “Fran” WOD was a benchmark to see how well changing your habits helped change your performance. Not all of you PRed. Not all of you got to walk away with a satisfaction that your hard work paid off. But what I want you to know is that your hard work did pay off, you just didn’t PR today. And in the words of an elite Games athlete, that’s okay.

We cannot let our downs deter us. We cannot let our peer’s ups make us feel like we are doing something wrong. We are all on our own journey. We can’t PR everyday. But when we do PR, we should pretty much celebrate the crap out of it.

*Guys and gals, I highly recommend you take advantage and sign up for the Basic Self Defense Course that starts February 22nd. The course is 4 x 1 hour sessions being held at noon on Sundays. It is free to Verve members. It is encouraged you sign up with a buddy, can be same sex or mixed pairs. If you are flying solo, you will get a buddy when the course starts. Click here for even more details. Sign up by February 15th!!

*Verve is closed this weekend for a seminar. There will be a 7am WOD on Saturday and Sunday as well as outdoor WODs later in the morning both days. Sign up on MBO. 


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