Create Time to Grow

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I love that my days are full of things I care about so much. Clients, classes, training, family, etc. There have been times in my life when I didn’t have enough going on. Times when I felt like I was too relaxed and unproductive. These were times in my life when too much time on my hands left me stuck in inaction. I set the intention to fill my life with meaningful and purposeful tasks each day that filled me up and gave something to others. With great success I have accomplished that. But now it seems that I flirt with the opposite side of the spectrum too closely. Having too much to do is just as dangerous. The body and mind just don’t have an opportunity to grow since they are constantly in the mode of doing.

The focus of this post is to remind myself and anyone that feels the same way to create a space in your life to grow again. If every waking hour is devoted to work, computer screens, phone, training, etc., then where are you creating space to expand and become something bigger than who you are today. It can be as simple as setting that one afternoon aside each week to connect to yourself or something you love doing. Whatever it is make it purposeful and don’t rush to fill it with something else to DO. I’m starting ASAP because my evolution as a being needs the space and time to take place.

Monday Noon Training

A. 3 position squat snatch (top down) 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2; rest 3 min
176, 181(8), 181, 187(5), 192, 198
B. Push jerk x2/Split jerk x1; rest 2 min x5
264, 275, 286, 297, 302(1)
C. Front squat; 3-5×3; rest 2 min
275(5), 295(5), 315(3… lost position forward on rep 3 and it was a grinder… thought I might get 5 after 2nd rep)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CmNjAaPyTs]

Monday PM Training

15-12-9
OHS 185#
Muscle ups
8:35

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9NQHXj40d8]

Tuesday Noon

A. Power clean drop set clusters 2.2.2.2×5; rest 30 seconds/rest 3 min
(begin close to 2rm and decrease weight for each subsequent double)
265/245/225/205
275/255/235/215
280/260/245/225
275/255/245/235
275/255/250/245
B. Snatch pulls off blocks (below knee) 5, 5, 5; rest 2 min
235, 245, 255

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWaXY7Upi8c]
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7 rounds for time:
7 deadlift 335#
3 parallete hspu
8:32

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyzbT7cuEHk]

Wednesday AM Training

Row 500m @1:40
Rest 2 min
x6
32 Strokes per minute average, 1:39.4-1:40.0 average. All sets felt really controlled and breathing was very focused and purposeful. Very manageable. 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDw0FUxwlS4]

Wednesday PM Training

10 min amrap @85%
Run 200m
10 burpee box jumps
10 toes 2 bar
5+200m
(got really gassed at start of 4th round… pace dropped off a little bit)
Rest 5 min
10 min amrap @85%
Row 200m
10 chin ups
10 DB hang squat clean 30#
5+120M
(low back is smoked from deadlifts yesterday and it caught up to me on this row and hang cleans. biceps were also really fatigued. 10 chins ups was tough to hold unbroken in later rounds)

*I went back and reviewed the videos of these two MAP sessions. Not as bad as they felt. The first one my pace was pretty consistent throughout and certainly slowed on the run in the last two rounds. But everything was unbroken today and it is a good place to build from. Had more success with the couplets the last few weeks than these triplets.