Thats right peeps, I am on a freakin’ roll! Last night I tackled HANDSTANDS!!!! Yup, I am on the wall. Before we started our WOD last night, we had handstand practice. I had been wanting to try them and this was the perfect opportunity. I set up my pad and froze. Completely froze. I was terrified. Then the realization set in, what the heck is the matter with me? Its a handstand. I did them all throughout my childhood. What is so different now? Oh yeah, that extra hundred or so pounds I carry around now… But then I took myself back to my childhood. I used to do flips and handstands and cartwheels and somersaults all the time. We used to have a ” circus” for the whole neighborhood. Us gals used to dress up in our dance recital costumes and flip over the swing set. So what if I am not 11 anymore, why can’t I do this? What makes now so different? Then I started thinking more, when we were kids, we used to watch gymnastics with my mom, like, all the time. The gymnasts would raise their hands, salute the judges and go. So, I raised my hands and sunk to the floor, my legs kicked up , but not enough to even get close to the wall. Think – what else did you use to do? Yes! The hop . I put my hands up, did a slight hop and sent my self soaring up against the wall!!!! Came right back down, but I touched the wall. The secret is the hop 😉
Handstands – Check!!!
I kept on hopping and kept on hitting the wall. Of course I crashed on my head at least once, but I got right back up. By the end of the practice session , I was holding my handstand on the wall. I was so excited. Another goal , crushed!
So, yes, another goal crushed and I have been doing so good lately – I am terrified. I am scared, will it end? Am I going to land on my face in general ? Am I going to freak out and fail myself? This is down right scary territory for me. I am just being honest here, its my blog, so I can, lol.
I am officially registered for my 5k – my next obstacle . I am so excited ! I am so freaked out! I am terrified! ARRRGGGHHHH! So many emotions with this – but what I know FOR CERTAIN :
I WILL COMPLETE THIS RUN!
IT MAY TAKE ME FOREVER, BUT MY CHUBBY FEET WILL CROSS THAT FINISH LINE!
I WILL NOT GIVE UP!
I WILL KEEP SWIMMING!
You can count on that my friends. Follow me on the journey , hope I don;t let you down.
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