Consistency (con•sist•en•cy): acting or doing in the same way over time.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - William Durant
One simple action does not produce greatness. Victors are not created by a single feat. Oh no.
It takes time. It takes effort. The hours, the days, the weeks - every moment of WORK put in when no one is watching.
Connecting one workout after another. After another. After another. Until when you look back, all you see is a path. You can’t see the beginning anymore. All that time, built upon itself, created your route to greatness.
This was (most of) last week for me (somehow Tuesday got deleted). Something different every day. I’m building my path.
The Hurricane Heat I completed earlier this year was a massive accomplishment and learning experience for me. I said I wouldn’t do another race and HH in the same weekend because of how exhausted i was afterwards, but now I’m tempted to follow up my Gold Coast @spartanraceau sprint and super with the hurricane heat. Anyone want to tag along?
WORKOUT OF THE DAY:
RUN THIS CITY vol. 1: Beale Street district, Memphis TN. ————————————————————————
Try this in your city! Its a great way to reacquaint yourself with your city’s rich and unique culture and history! ————————————————————————
Start with a moderate pace run. • Every red light- 10 push-ups • Every historical marker or tourist attraction- 10 burpees • Any bench- 10 box jumps • over a pedestrian bridge- bear crawl ————————————————————————
30 box jumps
1 bear crawl
[swipe right for the full video and a good laugh] 😂
First of all, before you go judging me because of the weak sauce you’re witnessing, just know that Maria NEVER does burpees, and is a well established hater of burpees, AND I just finished a workout before these!! So pardon the sloppy form, complaints, multiple pauses, and constant negotiation 🙈😂 but I just want Ms. Becca to know I did it for you girl! Happy 29th birthday, love!!!! 🎉💝I also have to give her a huge shoutout for coming in to train even on her birthday!!!! Proud of you girl, and love you 29 burpees worth!!! 💪🏼😘 #birthdayburpees#hbd#buckfurpees#ohmyquads
What does taper week mean? GETTING HYPE FOR #palmertonsuper ! 😃👟⛰
I’m excited to test myself and establish if I have allowed my body to recover through some injuries while still training cardiovascular aspects of performance! Those of us who have run this course before, we know how gnarly those double black diamonds are! And the last time I was there, the double sandbag carry caught me off guard! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
As I change up my nutrition to incorporate more fats and more varied sources of protein, I’m pursuing focus in how I train and how I prepare/recover from training! I’ve been slacking on that, and it’s an area I need to keep working on!
Racing @spartanraceuk #astondown was nothing but enjoyable... Even in agony on “Spartan Hill” I was smiling through gritted teeth. I wasn’t the best, but certainly not the worst out there either... The event is so well organised and I do love the Spartan brand in particular when it comes to OCRs.
Compared to last year I was so much stronger. The sandbag carry I ran, all walls I got over myself, got up that stupid rope finally and got over the line 14 minutes faster on a course which I considered to be tougher than the last time it was there. Really happy with how it went.
I’m no Elite standard racer, and whether I ever will be remains to be seen. But all I know is I am hugely enthusiastic about the sport, and what it has done for me as a person. I am more confident and daring than I ever imagined I would be, I’m fitter now than before having my child and I’ve made so many friends along the way from events and our home community. If OCR has done those things for me already, then I will continue to slog out these runs that for some reason I enjoy so much... 😂 I’m just going to have fun out there on my first ever Super!! #SpartanMidlands ... See you Saturday!! AROO!!!! #spartan#spartanrace#spartanmarstonlodge#spartanraceuk#spartanracer#spartanstrong#spartanwomen#spartanmom#buckfurpees#burpeessuck#ocr#ocrracing#ocrtraining#ocrmom#suckitup#aroo