Everyone has a nemesis double unders, overhead squats, ring dips, getting off the band for kipping pullups, handstand push ups…pick your poison!  Since I hurt my shoulder 18 months ago OHS they frustrate me.  Thanks to Chad I have a new perspective on what I am doing, and I will try to work on them at least once a week.  Of course I will add that to the list of other things I keep saying I am going to work on…we all have that list.  Keep coming to the gym regularly, follow the STRENGTH and TRAINING program that Lindsey has set for the BOX and we will all get better at the things that trouble us.

Today, I was having that moment, thinking that I couldn’t do an OHS.  Chad helped me with my overhead squat today.  It still isn’t easy, but I didn’t quit.  Chad reminded me to listen to my body!  Every time we feel weak, we fail at a move, we have to pick up the bar and try again, even if it means dropping the amount of weight.  We should  never walk away , never just quit BECAUSE it will haunt us.  David posted a link to a video on Facebook that he said he kept remembering when he was in the hospital.  I watched it again and it is still inspiring today as it was when we first watched it 6 months ago.  

As Robert Frost said…

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Even promises to yourself are IMPORTANT.  THIS poem says to me that you can’t QUIT and give in because YOU wont reach those things you want to accomplish or meet your goals!

WOD-November 18, 2011 

reverse ladder…..

OHS 95/65

Box Jumps (30″,24″)