Today’s daily motivation is in audio format! I’m a huge fan of music and frequently utilize it as a tool in my life whether it be for getting into a pumped up, motivational state or to relax and calm myself. Music is a wonderful and powerful thing! Look for more posts on music soon, I’m going to start incorporating it more and more!
So here’s what I listened to this morning on the way to the box to get ready and focused mentally. The song is called “Blood and Thunder” by the band Mastodon. I went right to the top for this one! It’s in my top two or three favorites of all time and Mastodon have been a staple in my music rotation for quite some time now. It may be your taste, it may not, but if you can’t get pumped when you hear this song, then I don’t know what I can do for you!
Mastodon is very much into making concept albums and this particular song is off of their album Leviathan, which in my opinion is their best. Leviathan is based around and draws from the story Moby Dick by Herman Melville. I highly, highly recommend checking out this album whether you’re a fan of the genre or not. Explore and expand your life experiences!
“Blood and Thunder” by Mastodon, complete with lyrics!
Feeling great this morning, I’ve got my coffee with goat’s milk, my Quest bar, and half an apple in me and I’m ready to tackle 14.1! The plan is to get to the box about an hour early and warm up lightly practicing form and technique on both double unders and snatches. At this point its going to be what it’s going to be. “It is what it is and we are what we are,” if I can quote a true athletic genius (no names here, as it may be difficult to pick up my sarcasm when I use the term “athletic genius”). Go time will be about 6:00am! Wish me luck!
Well, 14.1 is in the books and I have to say I’m pretty stoked with my performance! As I mentioned in a previous post, I set my goal at 100 reps for the WOD and this morning I was able to get a score of 112! That was two full rounds of 30 double unders and 15 power snatches at 75lbs plus an additional 22 double unders. Overall, maybe not that impressive. However, when you consider the fact that I couldn’t even do a double under a couple weeks ago and even going into this morning was not that good at them my score is not that bad! As far as execution of the WOD I pretty much just followed a pattern of 3-5 single unders then a double under. Then with the snatches I did 6-5-4 which also worked really well. Currently, I’m waiting on my score to be validated by my judge, then I will let you know what my standing is internationally and regionally!
In other news…
Yesterday, I went out and had the first design of a t-shirt made up. It’s pictured below, what do you think? Pretty cool, but a little too simple. I defnitely want something a bit more artistic so I have to wait on my art department to wake up (cough, cough). Let me know if you want one and I’ll see about getting a small order made up!
Hit it hard today CF Endurance family! I’m rejoining you tomorrow!