Another Workout I Desperately Needed…

Today was Holleyman.  US Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Holleyman of Montana was killed in 2004 in Iraq by an IED.

30 rounds of:  5 wall balls, 3 handstand push ups (HSPU), and 1 power clean (heavy weight).

I did this one a year and a half ago.  I had to scale the HSPU and only had 85 pounds on the bar.

Today I had 135 pounds on the bar and finished in under a minute a round.

Again, my cup of tea.  The hardest part was the power cleans, but I took my time and set up each one with good form.

I remember this workout when I did it because it’s the first workout I figured out how to do kipping handstand push ups on.  It took forever, but I did it.

I crushed it.

I needed that.  I can’t believe I can do 30 power cleans at 50 pounds more than 1 1/2 years ago.  The handstand push ups were easy.  I shaved 12 minutes off my time.

What you can accomplish with time (small efforts compounded over time) continues to amaze me.  This is something I never would have imagined a year and a half ago.  It’s encouraging.  It’s exciting.  It’s what I needed–the mental boost that holds me back…