A hand stand push-up.
That's right, I.DID.IT
We've been practicing more of our skills at crossfit. Since starting, for alot of the more gymnastic type moves I do the scaled version (ie: if you can't climb the rope, you lie on the ground and pull yourself up using the rope. if you can't box jump, then you step-up and off the box).
Last week if you remember, I did box jumps finally.
And just this morning, I finally got up on the wall and did a push-up.
Until now, I've always done my hand stand push-ups off a box. Which, yes, technically isn't a hand stand pushup, but that was our "scaled version"
This was my third skill session of trying to get up on the wall. The last two times I kept kicking my legs up, getting closer and closer to the wall but it was that finally inch - that finally push (that kind of makes your stomach turn over because it feels like you are going to go right over?) I just couldn't make.
This morning, I went down on my hands like I normally do, kicked my legs up. Didn't make it (still, an inch away), and then I tried again. AND I GOT UP. I started yelling "I'm up, I'm up" which is totally not like me, I do everything to avoid people looking at me, so to draw attention to myself, I obviously wasn't thinking what I was doing.
And up I was. Then I freaked out that I was up, so I got down. Ha, totally a Christy move.
So I went up again (mind you, me getting up on the wall is not graceful AT ALL) and this time, even went down to DO A PUSH-UP. I'm sure I only went down an inch or two, but STILL.
I don't know what it is guys - but I am getting better by the week at crossfit it seems. It's like I've reached a turning point at just doing what I am comfortable with - but not getting any better, and now I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone and surprising myself with my abilities. I have to say, it's a fantastic feeling and I am walking with a little extra spring in my step, a smile on my face and a very different attitude towards so many things in my life.
It's a very happy place to be, indeed.
Friday, November 8, 2013
A hand stand push-up.
Thoughts by Christy at 2:55 PM