The post below was originally published in 2011, and it's been updated each year to reflect where I am in my life and the new...Read More
The Barbell is Talking About Me
CrossFit Watertown had a really nice blog post yesterday called, “The Bar Tells the Truth.”
I recommend you read the whole thing, but here’s my favorite nugget:
The bar doesn’t lie. You either pull it or you don’t.
The bar tells the truth. And, here’s the really funny thing: It tells the truth when you walk away too. How you leave a failed lift tells more about you than you might ever imagine.
My workout for this morning looked great on paper, and I had high expectations for what I was going to do with it.
Shoulder Press 3X3
It’s been almost a month since I did heavy deadlift, and I was sure I was going to pull more than last time.
I lifted the same, and just barely. I mean, I had to fight for that sucker at 165. And last time I did FIVE of them; today I only had to do three.
Shoulder presses were the same story: same weight, blah blah blah.
But now, having read CrossFit Watertown’s post, I’m feeling OK about my performance this morning. Because I walked away smiling. I put in the effort, and then I went home and ate a good breakfast.
Not every day is a PR. But every day we show up and try hard is an A+ day.
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I'm proud of you girl. I read the article too and it really made me think about how I handle a failed lift. Never really thought about it much but now that I have, not what I want the bar saying about me.