“What I need is for ring muscle ups to show up either in a competition or the Granite Games,” I remarked to my daughter. “Then I’ll have incentive to get one.”
Well, guess what? They showed up the next week in the Granite Games qualifier as workout #5.
I was excited. As excited as you can get about muscle ups when you don’t have them and you need them for a competition. And I had almost gotten one the day before.
However, going into the workout, I was sore from the week and from practicing muscle ups. My mind was just not there. It wasn’t my time…
I came in 83rd overall for my age group.
Not bad considering my score on Workout #5 was a big, fat zero since I couldn’t get a ring muscle up.
The last workout with dumbbell thrusters surprised me. Surprised me because I did better than I thought I was going to do.
I entered the Granite Games on a whim. No expectations. Not really caring where I finished or how I did. Just to do it…
All the workouts were hard. Some were insane struggles just to keep moving. But overall I learned a ton. Had a good time with my fellow box members who took on the challenge along with me. Progressed mentally more than anything. Which at this point in my career is where I’m at: breaking down mental barriers as to what I think I can and can’t do.
Final verdict: Worth every sweat drop and bruise!
Next year? Who knows…