Monday, October 24, 2011
New Gym Experience - Reaching
I am a little over 150,000 lbs (68,181kg) from lifting 20 million lbs. (9,090,909 kg) since I came back on January 1, 2005. The first two years 100% of my lifting was in the garage. I moved to the gym to have more leg choices and the cardio equipment. SO, another transition and a new step forward.
I was thinking yesterday that my life is about reaching out for things I think have value. They may be harder to attain but if they are worth the effort they are worth the reach. Like the house for example. It's more than I need and a little more than I want to pay but the step below it is unacceptable to me so I reach. I'll do whatever extra work or effort is required to make anything in my power happen. Same with training. Sure I jumped well the other day but it takes time to raise to another level physically and technically. My gut feeling is that if I don't step it up a notch NOW, I won't be where I need to be in 2013 when Worlds comes around a couple of weeks before I turn 60 and will be the youngest in my group. The reach at the gym today reminded me to keep reaching in other areas of my life as well. Reaching - it's what I do and love. Have a great day and thank you for being here! Bubba
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HRa4X07jdE