Saturday, September 01, 2012
Snatches, squats and a resignation.
Bizarre day. A solid workout, my granddaughter's third birthday party and the day I resigned as Master Instructor for DragonDoor Publications. Note that I did NOT say from RKC as until that legal distinction is truly decided upon I still will consider myself a Master RKC.
Pavel has resigned. He is going to create a new organization and structure, his "vision" of the RKC. He is MY Master, my Chief and I am going where he goes and teach where he teaches. I have truly enjoyed my 7 years as an RKC, Senior RKC and Master Instructor but now, for many reasons, it is time to move on and while I a bit sad about it all I am just as excited about what the future will bring.
No matter what it brings it will, it has to, center on consistent training,on getting stronger, better, braver, more disciplined and consistent each and every day, to the best that I can. That day. That's all I can ask of myself and that's all I can ask of my students.
Show up, tap in to what your body is telling you it can do that day, and then do your best to do it. It doesn't matter what or where it is as tomorrow will always be another training day. Whether that training is more loading, more stretching, more mobilizing or more napping. What it takes to keep adapting and getting better. To be able to do more than before , or at least as much as you can, as best you can.
And that's what I did today. I continue to feel strong, to recover and to deal with the minor tweaks and twinges that my body loves to throw at me all the time. Like a cat with a mouse, my body loves to tease me with glimpses of pain free movement and strength only to push the tweak somewhere I haven't felt before. or at least lately .
But I did more than last week and more than the week before and still feel good. that hasn't happened in a while. Next week should be a back off but today was strong. Weird, but strong.
16 kg x 5/5 x 2
20 kg x 5/5
24 kg x 6/6
x 10/10 x 2
x 5/5 x 2
my groove felt weird> I felt strong but had trouble really focusing and finding my groove. MY left shoulder didn't feel completely in and that messes up the groove a lot. Have to practice some light snatches and see if I can find a better slot for the left arm. Still , all in all, just fine.
32 kg x 20
36 kg x 20
40 kg x 20 x 2
was going to go up but both partners are still a bit jacked and to be honest I was too lazy to change the weight s:((
Two hand CB arm casts
25 lbs x10/10
these were fine but I was getting tired. doesnt read like much work but it sure seemed like a lot at the end.