Yep. That’s right. I didn’t just get my butt kicked and a personal lifting lesson from my best friend Bob last Friday, I got a little life lesson too. I’m still working on the whole recap from the trip, but wanted to share the video with you.
First, a quick little look at part of our day yesterday.
Oh I’ve missed it. I think it’s about to make a comeback.
Ran 6 easy miles on the treadmill with my Jersey Shore friends.
Followed that treadmill run with 6.7 miles with the double stroller and these cute dudes.
We made it. Slowly, but it was a very enjoyable run. Obviously.
I told the boys that we’d stop at Starbucks on our way back to the parking lot if all went well on our run. Since they were sleeping I thought they might forget about it and I could pull off just going straight home.
I was wrong. In order to avoid a major meltdown I had to stop. Yes, I had to.
Oh and at least I hoard squash for a good reason.
Okay, so the full recap of the visit is to follow, but here’s a video of Bob talking me through proper form to set up for thrusters.
As you can see in the video, I couldn’t quite lift this barbell well and we decided it was too heavy. I felt like I let Bob down a bit. I was timid and couldn’t get my head in the game. I wanted to lift that heavy thing and be a super star, but I couldn’t do it.
I say in the video that I’m scared and Bob calls me out. He says that’s my thing.
His exact quote:
“You’re always scared of trying something new. That’s your thing.”
I come from a fearful place with a lot of things in life and for some reason this video and him saying that to me really hit home.
I don’t know how heavy that bar is exactly, but it was a little too much for me with those huge weights on it.
Shortly after we taped this, Bob said “Get the cameras rolling”. He wanted to get on tape that I was vulnerable and nervous.
I’m so used to being comfortable in life. In everything really.
It was a good lesson to be scared. To challenge myself to try something new. I didn’t succeed in lifting that heavy bar the way I really wanted to and I felt like I let him down, but that’s a good lesson for me.
Sometimes things are hard. Sometimes things are “too heavy” and you need to step back and work hard at them.
I like that.
Have you ever gotten an unexpected life lesson?
Do you come from a fearful place with anything?
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Do something today that scares you.