What's Up M-Town!!! "It's FYI Friday"
Saturday 8/15 Slaughter 9 a.m. (w/ Coach Chris)
Monday 8/17 NO Morning classes (5:30, 8 a.m. cancelled)
Monday 8/17 Class 4 and 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday Normal Class Times
T-W-F Master's Class 9 a.m.
I have been reflecting this past week about the Monster Games Chris Good (Coach Chris) and I competed in. This comp was a 2 man team comp with 9 WOD's spread out over 2 days. This has become a pretty popular and big competition over the last couple of years. Teams traveled from out of state, some drove 12 + hours to compete at the Monster Games. We had some Games athletes competing along with some regional athletes and some really fit people. I am going to be honest there was some moments and doubts before the comp if I even belonged at the Monster Games. Not only was this by far the biggest competition I had ever competed in I was dealing with some shoulder issues and as of Tuesday before the comp on Friday I couldn't even jump rope or hold myself in a handstand. So I treated my shoulder and neck 24/7 and prayed. I was able to get my injury in check to where I could use it. That week so much doubt crossed my mind. Fear of letting Chris down and embarrassing myself, family and Box. I woke up Friday morning feeling pretty good and God put a message in my mind. "I didn't create you to fail". I know what does that mean? I fail all the time, but then it got me to think, who actually get's to decide when someone fails? i mean I feel I have failed many times in life but its always been to my standards or someone else opinion. God has never told me I have failed or have fallen short. So I decide I needed to change my mind set and realized that I just had to give it my all in the entire competition no matter if I was good at that movement or no matter what the weight was I just had to push through it and do it. So as soon as i got down to Joplin and met up with Chris I had a talk with him about changing are mindset and forget about everyone else and just to perform to the best of our ability. to perform like we are fighting for a podium spot no matter what event it was or where we were on the leader board. Guess what? So we did and we changed our mindset and went out there like we had the opportunity to win every WOD. Chris performed awesome and my body held up the whole weekend and we ended up getting 4th place. We were never out of the race for a podium spot the entire weekend even going into the final 2 events. So over the weekend I learned that even though I am 40 I can still keep up and that failure is just a mindset. To be honest if you give it your all and I am not just talking about working out. I am talking about everything you do. If you give it your best and try, it's impossible to fail and you might just surprise yourself.
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
So to wrap this up I want to thank Chris for being an amazing partner and carrying me though the Monster Games. I want to thank my wife and kids for supporting this broken down 40 year old. I will have to say Kim Viquesney I think I do push just a little bit harder when your watching. (still trying to impress you) Kim you make me want to become better man every single day. I love ya!!! Last but not least I want to thank my M-Town family for all the support over social media over the weekend.
Love you all and see you at the BOX