What Can Ya Do?
Ah yes…so despite the mental preparation earlier today, I didn’t get to PR my squat clean. Initially, I was shooting for 245# over my 235# PR from January. Then as I was going through my initial sets, I just felt like going for 240# instead. The feeling wasn’t right.
When I went for that final attempt, the pull wasn’t high enough, my lean was a bit too forward, and I actually caught the bar with my left knee on the floor. Rather than go for any stupid heroics or try something only a legit Games athlete should even attempt (which they shouldn’t in the first place), after an “AHHHHHH C’MONNNNNN”, I dropped the intensity along with the bar. I was looking to the guy in front of me, and I was just like…”Nahhhhh, oh well lol” (no I didn’t actually say lol haha…that’s just when I’m smiling and laughing to myself).
What can you do, right? It’s not like you can PR every time you go for one.
The Meditation Helped
A friend of mine posted a Facebook status on Monday how she was pissed that she didn’t get a new PR on her power clean. I just said that sometimes you PR, sometimes you don’t. All you can really do is let it going and keep moving forward with your overall progress.
And that’s what I did
The meditation I did earlier definitely helped keep my cool. I still managed to make life my bitch in a different way.
The rest of the WOD was rough for me, as my legs were shot from past workouts this week and from the squat cleans today. All I can do is focus on what’s to come.
Why The Fuck Did I Post This?
Seeing my friend’s Facebook status, I realized that a lot of people will run into this PR’ing issue at some point, whether you’re a newbie, legit firebreather, or someone in between like myself. It happens, and honestly, there’s nothing you can do when you mess up. Failing is part of the journey. I actually bailed on some of my initial squat clean reps.
Instead of getting pissed at myself and embarrassed for falling on the floor (leaned too far back haha), I got right up, waited a bit, and went for it again. Don’t let a failed PR get to you. In a few months or even weeks, that previous PR will look like nothing.
Kip it real, my friends.