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Highland Games Training Week 8 of 15 Done

Last night I got ready to start my workout late, and suddenly was dead tired. Not a good time for a workout, so I pushed it (and my weekly progress pictures and blog) off for a day. Just another way of trying to not hurt myself (further) during this workout series. πŸ™‚

Well, now just past the half-way point. I can’t say I’m super happy with my results – I feel I could do better.

Now, this is one of those problems I have with workouts – eventually, I get to the point where I become unhappy with the results. It’s not that I’m not improving at all, it’s that I start feeling like I should look a lot better than I do. Two-hour workouts should instantly turn me into someone with a movie-star quality body, right? πŸ™‚

It’s hard to remind myself of reality when it comes to this stuff – it’s something built into me that “snaps” and starts telling me I’m not what I should be. That voice in my head that becomes a little depressing, to be honest, which keeps telling me I’m waisting my time. Fortunately, I also know how to choke that little bastard off πŸ™‚ It’s yet another reason for my progress pictures – I can see where I was, and where I am now, and where I could be. Screw that little bastard in my head. Plus, this is about my highland games training, not being “good looking.”

I will say, though, that I’m looking forward to when I get to post-Highland Games workouts. I’m looking forward to going after the gut.

That right shoulder is still causing me problems. I’m having a hard time getting all the way through my workouts because eventually I’ll do something, hear it “pop”, feel a stabbing pain, and be done for the day. Today, though, I could feel it coming, and stopped just short of it – a good sign, really, because if I can feel it coming, and can prevent myself from further damaging it.

How’s my progress, though? Hmm… well, I can’t see much gain this week. Kinda hard to tell. But, I worked out, so still a win πŸ˜‰

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