Talk about how ideas squirrel themselves away in your brain.
I have a tag on here called “women doing crazy shit.” I wrote that post in 2015; it’s about the Crossfit Games. Embedded in the post is a video of the 2013 CF Games with Lindsey Valenzuela making her way through either a snatch or C/J ladder. And in that post I basically do an analysis of femininity of female crossfitters who don’t look like or act like “ladies” but who are doing awesome things.
Fastforward to 2018: I’m doing Crossfit. Ok, not at the same level for sure. They’re lifting 242 pounds and yesterday I struggled with 115 (ugh, it was a bad day yesterday)…but I had totally forgotten I even found that video that long ago. That might’ve been the actual day I became totally obsessed for all of the complexity of it that I described on that day.
I sometimes give myself such a hard time for not following through with great ideas. Maybe I’m applying the wrong timeline. So it took me a few years to dive in headlong. So what? And what’s really interesting about my commentary then was that I said two things that are so relevant now:
#1: Those ladies are take no prisoners. Still true. But am I now becoming that too? I kinda feel like I am although I’m learning how not to apologize for lifting really heavy shit…the kind that strikes fear in the heart of masculinity everywhere.
#2: I want to be like those ladies. I’m doing it. When you look at those accomplishments, sometimes it’s hard not to want them right now. But I am learning and plugging along in putting heavy, heavy shit up over my head. I’ve almost forgotten that I wanted that prior to this April. A great exercise in paying attention to the fact that I am actually following through on something.
My PR for the deadlift is 315 today and C/J is 135 today. That’s just for future Katie to remember when she was lifting those little weights.
Life is funny.