Training and working out were a little thin this week (after Tuesday) due to an unexpected and frankly upsetting event at work, but today I got into the gym.
I did three sets of 15 swings with the 36 pound KB. One set of 30 with the 26 pound KB. A smattering of yoga.
I did 1/2 of a pull-up! I have never been able to do pull-ups. I am annoyingly all Polly Positive with people with my go-forth-and-conquer-of-course-you-can! advice. And yet, here I sit, accepting, acccepting, that I can't do a pull-up. That's a bit of a dumb attitude on my part and I am a little ashamed that I gave in to such a non-existent hinderance. So now Dagney is going to take her own advice.
I started with five reverse pull-ups, meaning I jumped up to the "finish" position and lowered myself down, then, I did five attempts from a dead hang, no kipping or struggling. Much to my surprise, I made it half way on each one!
This is all part of a slight shift in work/life focus from a desk-related work goal to a more high speed low drag work goal. Suffice to say, the week has been filled with a few defining moments.
Train well everyone!