7 weeks down, 5 weeks to go.
When I started this program, I had 2 goals:
1) lose 25 pounds in 12 weeks
2) win at least two of the individual categories
So far I am on track for the weight loss. I am down 14 pounds after 7 weeks.
I am in first place in both the cardio minutes and the number of laps swum.
After last week, I had kind of already reached my goals.
I know I’m going to have to work hard to stay at the top. I know that getting there doesn’t mean that I will easily stay there.
And last week I didn’t get to put in the time that I wanted, so I may not still be in first in both categories when this week’s results come out.
If not, no worries.
I’ll get back up there.
But I thought I needed to raise the bar.
Two weeks ago I had made it my goal to be in the top 10 of every category.
And after last week I had accomplished that too.
Time to reassess again.
After all, isn’t that what life is about?
Just when you think things are going along smoothly…
Something comes out of nowhere and smacks you in the face.
All of your kids are behaving.
Doing well in school.
And then your car breaks down.
So now your kids are great, but your finances are not.
And so you work hard to scrape enough money together to fix that.
And then you get sick.
So your car is good, and your kids are good, but you feel like shit.
Then you get healthy, your car works, you haven’t had to shell out an assload of cash for something unexpected in the past month, and your child out of nowhere develops this crippling anxiety and compulsively starts washing her hands.
Another thing to worry about.
And so the cycle continues.
You are always being tested.
And you are tired.
And don’t want to deal with it.
But you have to find that extra level of strength to power through.
Meeting that bar that life just seems to be constantly raising.
So you know what?
Fuck you life.
You’re not raising the bar on me.
I’m raising it on you.
It’s working, too.
I think I saw the hint of the existence of an ab muscle this weekend.
I haven’t see one of those in about 8 years.
See what happens when you raise the bar?
Some pretty good shit.
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