So I have to share something that I witnessed on Monday. I won’t name names so no one gets embarrassed.
I had the pleasure of judging one of our girls on 14.4. This is a girl who would need a total of about 45 seconds to blow through the 30 power cleans at 95lbs. That’s cake for her.
Toes to bar however are a different story…that’s a movement she has more of a struggle with. In her ideal version of 14.4 toes to bar would be last.
She got through her 60 cal row in a decent time. First 15 toes to bar attempts she didn’t make contact with the bar. No rep, no rep, no rep…you get the picture. Here is where some would say, “you know what, i’ll just take a “60” and stop attempting these t2b and move on to wall balls” and no one would fault somebody for making that choice. But this chick instead chose to keep attempting toes to bar even if it meant spending 11 minutes getting no repped.
That’s not what happened though. She did in fact get a legitimate “Games” standard toes to bar. Followed by several more!
She fought all the way to the last second.
I was proud of her, it’s no small thing to conquer toes to bar under extreme fatigue. I was also proud of her attitude, not giving up when things weren’t coming easy to her.
About 3 minutes later I was even more proud. She was doing wall balls…”I’m finishing the workout” she said, when I looked at her puzzled.
That deserves respect. She was beat, she worked the full 14 minutes.
No one would ever know she did 40 wall balls and 30 cleans after that 14 minute mark, her “score” wouldn’t reflect those reps after all.
She did those reps for herself.
Because she had more to give, because she is a beast, because she has a remarkable work ethic. I’m glad I got to see it.
There are probably loads of experiences like this happening everyday, people inspiring other people without even knowing it.
Sesame Tuna with Roasted Red pepper Mayo
4 Ahi Tuna steaks
4 tbls sesame seeds
1 clove of garlic
1 jar roasted red peppers
1/2 cup Paleo Mayo-recipe found here: (http://paleomg.com/buffalo-chicken-pasta/)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
2 tbls coconut oil or sesame oil
1/4 tsp chili powder (optional)
salt and pepper
Place 1/2 cup of mayo, jar of roasted peppers, clove of garlic, chili powder, and 1/4 cup of cilantro in a blender and blend until smooth.
Heat oil in a heavy pan until it is hot but not yet smoking. Sprinkle salt and pepper over your tuna and then coat with sesame seeds. Carefully drop tuna steaks onto pan, and let them sit undisturbed for about 5-7 minutes depending on thickness of tuna steak and your preference. I like mine on the rarer side so I usually flip em at 5 minutes. Once they have been flipped allow them to sit undisturbed for another 2-3 minutes or until desired doneness. Pop them on a plate and let them rest for a couple minutes before serving. Drizzle your red pepper mayo over them and top with a bit of cilantro, yum! Leftover red pepper mayo is good as a salad dressing too.