What follows are my musings on some of the good stuff I've experienced recently.
1. 20 minute snatch EDT
This was a daunting challenge for sure. Snatch for 20 minutes. See how many I can get done with the 16 kg (35 lbs). I got 220 snatches, 110 each arm. That's some good stuff. The flip side was the humidity which led to................. you know it.......................
tore callouses. I went through the entire RKC weekend without tearing up my hands as much as this one 20 minute session did. I'm not complaining. I'm actually proud of my wounds. I feel broken in now!
2. Z Health drills for my feet
My big toes are getting much more mobile. I still can't move them independently in a circle, but I'm working on it. I can tell that my gait is different because I am very conscientious about my heel strike, transfer of weight, and the push off. I've decided to be brave and post a picture of my feet. I'm warning you, though; they are not pretty, especially the bunions.
They actually look better in addition to working better since I've been practicing my Z drills.
3. Listening to and trusting my body
My body was telling me I had to adjust my schedule. I have too many things on my plate to do any of them well. I decided last week to cut out the GTG and focus on my training. That helped immensely. This week I'm only training three days. Good thing since I have lots of golf to play!
4. Reading blogs
I have been following some of my blog friends closely. I can't tell you how much I enjoy connecting with everyone. I feel privileged to get a glimpse into all of your lives.
Joe Walker has started a new blog: http://www.internalfocus.blogspot.com/. I will get that on my link list soon! Tracy is in tomato heaven. Christine is finding time to swing her KB despite her father's cancer and all of the duties and roles she has to fill in her family. Doc Cheng is feeling allegiance to Batman. Kate is getting back from tri-camp and is prepping for Ironman Louisville. Craig, Kate's husband is missing his wife. Chris Wells is raising two champion weight lifters. Those boys inspire me! I could go on and on. Just know that I am lurking on all of your blogs and enjoying every minute of it!
5. Childhood milestones
Lauren lost her first tooth. She'll be seven in a month, so she was getting stressed that it hadn't happened. Now she feels like a big girl.
So this is some of the good stuff. I'm thankful for all of it and more. Just taking a minute to think about the good in my life has made my Monday start off on a positive note. I'm going to try to keep my focus on the good each day this week.