I just bought music, and already I’ve decided a couple of songs are destined for my “Run!” playlist.
I’m a fan of Brett Dennen, and his new album was released today. Normally I could care less about buying music on the day of its release, but this album is fun, so I’ve been anxiously awaiting its release.
It’s not pop — which is NOT my style — and I’m not sure many runners would add his songs to their playlists.
But I’m not most runners.
Have you ever felt like you need a push to go where you need to go? I do — all the time. I get comfortable, and I forget to challenge myself.
It’s easy to fall into a rut.
But lately I’ve been pushing myself more than usual. My Crossfit friends are getting stronger and faster, and I’ve been feeling a competitive spirit to keep up with them. (I have to — or they’ll leave me behind!)
It’s a really good thing.
I found myself chasing Steph during the warmup this morning. And while I didn’t win, I had a huge smile on my face that made Zach ask why the hell I was smiling. “I just like being here,” I grinned.
The competitive spirit also kept me from choosing a lighter weight this morning (just like last night when faced with the dumbbells). The weight made the WOD significantly harder and I didn’t finish, but I’m damn proud of how I did.
12 Power clean (M 155# / W 105#)
Results: Completed 3 rounds + 12 PC + 7 HSPU + 100m of row @ 75# (20 min cutoff)
I love having friends who push me to go faster and lift heavier. All last year, I didn’t really have anyone at my level, plus I was pregnant, and I had to play it safe most of the time.
So this is different. This is good.