Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Today was an accomplishment


A strange thing happened today, my reality matched the vision I had. I've kind of poked fun at Zach Thiel who has embraced and is committed to visualizing every aspect of his life. Well, I got a lesson today in how that works. Last night when today's workout was posted I got pretty excited. It was a workout I knew I could take as prescribed. It was 800 meter run, 21 push jerks at 95 lbs, 1000 meter run, 21 push jerks. Not a super heavy weight, not too much cardio. I started thinking time and got 12:26 in my head and thought I can finish this well. As the picture shows, I had the 3rd fastest time in my class. (Like any good blogger I'm going to totally disregard any extenuating circumstances that may have led to this result and just go with I rocked it today) While this certainly isn't as big as placing 3rd at Sectionals, it is a huge accomplishment for me, and a definite sign of the great strides I've made in the last few months. My time 12:28, 2 seconds off the time in my head, I should have visualized sub 10 minutes!

I've never been particularly competitive (more honest would be totally non-competitive) but this morning when Barbara from my class passed my on the run, I got fired up. It got my blood pumping even more to pound out the lifts and get on the rower. This was a great workout, and it was freakin' awesome to be the 3rd person to call time. This is the first time I haven't finished close to last or worse, DFL (Dead #%"&*#@@#$ Last) doing a workout as prescribed.

This was a minor thing in the grand scheme of life, but it totally made my day. Its motivation to keep up the good work, eating right, and pushing myself as hard as I can every single time on every single workout. Its one small step on the journey of fitness, I have many more to take.


  1. I'll trade you the run for your push-jerks! You were rocking it out today....in short, you crushed that badboy!


  2. Awesome job, Chris.

    My home gym is all done except the pullup bar...whenever you want some pain, let me know :))