I'm back in town and tomorrow my blog will return to its original purpose, but right now, I need to write about a HUGE decision that I just made. I may have mentioned that in August my gym is hosting the famously hot showdown...and until a few hours ago, I was signed up to compete in the scaled division. I'm not really sure when exactly I started thinking about it, but the more I did...the more I had the feeling that I should really compete RX. I am capable of doing all the movements in RX (except the burpee-muscle ups...but those are "bonus"), but my
- My hand stand push ups are inconsistent; I recently tanked in a HSPU workout and don't want to do that in a competition setting
- I'm not going to make it very high in the thruster ladder
- I want to get comfortable competing before I do a competition rx
You should do it Rx. You won't win, but you'll be more excited, people will care more (few people really care what goes on in scaled), and it kind of represents, to me, the exact thing you're training for. You work your ass off, and this is the test of that effort. Take the real test and see how you do
And then, in the parking lot of GNC, I changed my registration from scaled to Rx. So here I am. Slightly terrified, slightly excited, and very aware that I have a whole lot to achieve in a month, but I know that I made the absolute right decision for where I want to be in the future. Here goes nothing!