Friday, January 25, 2008

Ramblings on the ideas of goals and personal bests....

So I've spent a better part of my day today with a bunch of horny pubesent teenagers. Why in the world would I do that to myself you ask? Well, it's simple rather... as a high school swim coach, who else would you be spending time with? :P Anyway, tonight was the first of two nights of our district swim meet, and I must say, for as much as the little buggers drive me nuts on occassion, I was very proud of them tonight. I watched first year swimmers who barely knew how to swim a 25 free when they started with this team just a little over two months ago finish the 500 free and make it back to the consolation finals. One of our swimmers dropped a whopping 46 seconds off her 500 free. For those of you who are not familiar with swimming or are just not mathematically inclined, the 500 free is the longest high school event in a meet, and at 20 laps, is quite grueling. Nonetheless, it was done, by more than 1 first year swimmer tonight. Another of my swimmers dropped 20 seconds. Talk about amazing!

With all these personal bests flying about, it got me to thinking about my goals and my personal bests. I spent the bus ride home tonight chatting with coach and icing my knee which was throbbing like a mo fo by that point, but also thinking about some new X-fit goals. I was so psyched to hit my first chin, and then my goal went to five. After that, my goal was to hit 10. Well, per our last max chin up day, goal accomplished at 11. So, the question becomes, now what? I'm trying to think of some goals, that for me are realistic. Jerry has been throwing in a lot of new exercises and I find myself saying, well hey, let's try this weight today or let's do this many reps and see what happens, but I don't have a goal. I don't have something that I'm working towards, except to look a whole lot hotter naked! Ok ok, fine... just to be healthy and in kick ass shape! :P So having said that, I'm thinking that these sound like 4 good goals for me.

1. A sub 10 minute pro Fran
2. 15 chin ups on the max test
3. My first hand stand push-up *done to standard of head to floor*
4. 10 push-ups done to standard *after form adjustment*

Well... the little buggers wore me out, and if I want to have any hope of getting up for X-fit in the morning, even if for nothing else than to come offer my company, I need to get some sleep.

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
-T. S. Eliot


Adrienne said...

Awesome goals Katie! YOu can get these in a few months with some hard work. You proved just how tough you are with the Pro Fran. I love to watch how hard you push yourself. You're doing a great job. Keep it up.. and hey.. get those swimmers on the zone and all of your first years will be finishing the 500!

Katie said...

Thanks for the encouragement Adrienne and all the continued support! You guys really push me to work harder in class. You all rock! Believe it or not, I have a few swimmers/lacrosse players who are interested in Crossfit... and one who has already experienced Michael she said?... she was not a fan... :P

Cara said...

I think those are great goals to shoot for!! :-D