Once I got moving the day was pretty boring by comparison to the rest of the week. I had lunch with the family and headed over to CKs for a while. Generally speaking I darken CK’s door at least once a week, sometimes more, sometimes a lot more. My standing joke is that I’m like a stray dog, they keep feeding me and I keep coming back.
While trying to find a way to sit without causing extreme pain to various parts of my body we discussed the various events, successes and disasters of the week. It gave me a chance to look back at an eventful week. It was an odd one.
There were some positives, especially in regards to my swimming. However, I am still trying to master the art of breathing underwater. (It’s still not going well)I also had some really great non-swimming workouts. I was able get back into the karate school which is a pretty important piece to the puzzle that is my
6th degree black belt. I managed to do relatively well with the new eating program. In fact I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten so much in my life. And one of the biggest highlights was I got to meet some really great people at KB’s Cross-Fit workout.
There were also some challenges. My time at the karate school was just down right painful. The amount of work I have to do there and the time frame I’m working with is just down right overwhelming. But my overall view is, it can only get better from here and if the testing date comes and goes so be it, there will be other dates. While the eating program is pretty nice and flexible, it also requires some prep work on my part, this is requiring time and as a result I’m getting even less sleep, about five hours a night.
It was also extremely difficult to watch my dear friend MK go through the lost a beloved four-legged, baby. Her strength, courage and overall attitude in the face of pain and loss is truly an inspiration.
In the end, the week was both good and bad, as is frequently the case. Next week will pose more challenges and more chances for both success and or failure. I think the important thing is to realize that these two concepts are not mutually exclusive. If taken with the right attitude, most failures will teach you
considerably more than your successes thereby making them a more important part of personal growth. Having said that, the successes are pretty cool and fun!
While I may be tired and really sore, I'll close with this...Week 3…bring