It's been humid... REALLY annoyingly hot and humid for this time of year. Unfortunately I keep forgetting that. Last week a friend and I decided to go and do a favoritechallenge, the SSST (Secret Service Test) and it was so humid that it even tore up her hands which I previously thought were made of some kind of teflon material.
As for myself, I could feel my hands start to suffer so I just took down the pace. Stayed within the 10 minutes, but did not even nearly approach my goal of getting past 200 total snatches which I have previously done and exceeded many times. This drove me NUTS... Fortunately the SSST was just the first 1/3 of what we were doing that day so there was plenty of time to redeem myself to myself, but it still was nagging me...
THEN I saw Phil Ross's cool post which included a neat workout structure that worked out to 200 snatches.
Have been getting some very fun feedback on this first foray into "iMovie Movie Trailers". Decided to finally start making my YouTube channel a little cooler, starting with it's own little movie trailer below:
One of the things I most enjoy doing is conducting written interviews for. This has put me in touch with such a variety of inspiring people, and has even made lasting friendships too. Being able to share their stories is an honor that is not taken lightly. The other great thing about the interviews is they often give me ideas about challenges I'd like to try. Sometimes, as in the case of this past week, a good 2/3 of the Thursday small group challenge was from an interviewee (will share that workout AFTER his interview is live) mainly because it sounded like such a great idea and I wanted to see how it would do with my training partners and friends.
You can find all the interviews by clicking right here, by the way... and I will be talking about specific interviews more often from here on out, because these people are SO inspiring and awesome. There's bound to be someone's story in there that will resonate and/or inspire you.
Similarly, yesterday I was VERY much inspired by an extremely interesting interviewee to finally try the SSST (which when you say it over the phone to your training partner is apparently really confusing sounding... HOW many Ss??). Those who know me well, know that thetest is still a mental challenge for me, and something that I actually sort of dread in a recert situation. Seriously, even now. Its much better since they updated the weight classes and added the (which is in my group of "most favorite ") - For women, before there was this massive jump from doing the test with either the or which as my friend and I discussed last night there are worlds, nay UNIVERSES of difference hiding in those 4 kilos... heck there's universes of difference hiding between the and if you're doing 5 minutes of snatching!