Saturday morning, I woke up in just enough time to squeeze in a little Backyard Workout before heading off to Hatha Star yoga. Even though...Read More
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
For your listening pleasure while reading today’s post, Tom Petty and Eddie Vedder performing “The Waiting.” (Do not cheat yourself by skipping the video. Seriously. It’s awesome.)
You’d think by now I’d learn: if I can just be patient, eventually things happen the way I want them to: scary things become fun, body fat burns, hopes become reality, answers present themselves.
But, oh! The waiting — and the fretting that happens during the waiting.
A year ago, if a workout included box jumps and double-unders, I would have spent the better part of the workout mentally berating myself for needing to scale to step-ups and single jumps. Then, during the drive home, I’d beat myself with a bludgeon in the shape of a plyo box, wondering why I was such a chicken liver and couldn’t make myself jump. on. the. f*cking. box.
You know what I thought when I saw today’s workout on the whiteboard? “Sweet! Box jumps and double-unders. I’m gonna get those double-unders today.”
4 rounds for time:
- 20 box jumps
- 20 double-unders
- 20 push press, 20-lb. dbs
- 20 sqats w/ 20-lb. dbs
my time: 20:59
I’d hoped to get in under 20 minutes but WHATEVER, HEATHER… I did half of my jump roping as double-unders by alternating two or three single jumps with a double-under attempt — and I cleared most of ’em.
Now if I could just master the waiting…