Blame it on the a-a-a-a… Chocolate covered bacon

My apologies if you aren’t familiar with the song I was referencing in the title.

The theme for today is FOCUS.

I very rarely leave the gym unsatisfied with my training session, but today was an exception. My nightly sleep has improved a little bit, compared to a couple of weeks ago, but there is definitely a lot of improvement needed if I am going to be on my A-game in 2 weeks at the Top of the World Powerlifting Meet in Fairbanks. Another factor that likely affected my training session today was the 4+ hours I spent at the Alaska State Fair yesterday.. Being on my feet walking around for that long wore me out more than I realized until I put the barbell on my back today. I don’t actually think it’s because of the two pieces of [delicious] chocolate covered bacon I ate… Or the entire turkey leg, or the tamale. As hard as it is to leave the gym unsatisfied, I need to remember that every training session can’t be perfect. I will grow from it and learn a lesson.

The next two weeks, I’m going to focus on maximizing my sleep – not only at night, but also during the day when I have free time, along with improving my tunnel vision at the gym during my training sessions. Because I am both a coach and an athlete at CrossFit Alaska, sometimes the line is blurred and I get distracted during training to help out as a coach. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining about it, I just know I need to be better about forcing myself to focus on the task at hand. It’s crunch time and I do not have room to be letting myself slip up. When I am in the gym to train, that is what I will do. When I am there to coach, I will coach. It’s as simple as that.



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