I Can Do One More

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For the last couple Saturdays I’ve had the opportunity to go and watch some of our local athletes compete in The Open, an elimination tournament in order to qualify for the CrossFit Games.  It’s been fun watching them work out instead of actually working out.

Last Saturday was a particularly difficult workout because of the nature of the move.  It’s called a snatch, and even at a light weight, to get your for right is fairly difficult.  The workout consisted of four different weights increasing in weight the more you did.  You started and did 30 at the light weight, 30 at the next, 30 at the next and then as many as you could at the heaviest weight.  You had 10 minutes to do as many repetitions as you could.  The top woman in the world did 109.  The top at our gym was 86.  The top man in the world did 98, and our top guy did 83.  I think our little gym is representing well.

As you’re going through the workout, you’re getting more and more tired and it gets harder and harder to get those weights over your head, as you can imagine.  I had the privilege of witnessing something this week, though, that’s probably going to stick with me for a long time.  A girl I went to grade school and high school with is one of the women competing.

The closer we got to the end, the slower everyone was moving, as well as this girl.  But she kept talking to herself, pushing herself forward.  She would lift it up, drop it down and then say this:

“I can do one more.”

Every time.  And she kept doing one more until she got to a weight that she just couldn’t handle yet.  It was pretty inspiring. And I think it’s something that we all need to keep in mind.

There are times when it’s going to get hard and you’re going to be so tired that you just don’t want to move again.  But just remember that God has told us that He will never give us more than we can handle.  And when it comes to walking another mile, the only way to tackle it is one step at a time.

Don’t sell yourself short.

You can do one more.

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  • Love it! Thanks!

  • Weez

    Sorry I didn’t get the video done yet, but you can guarantee I’m putting her happy dance in there.

    • Good deal! No prob on the video. I’ll probably use it Thursday on the running blog, I think. Thanks, Weez!

  • Amy_book

    needed this today. keep em coming 🙂

  • Debbie

    Completely inspiring. *Tears in eyes. Can’t type* 🙂

    • At least it’s a good cry. I love good cries 🙂 Thanks, Debbie!