A lot of things have been running through my mind lately. Mostly work, life, cars, and the thought of getting back on track with my training. Just recently I was reminded of the upcoming 2nd Annual Agatsu Canadian Kettlebell Long Cycle Championships. I had signed up for this competition several months ago and totally lost track of it and even had made plans this weekend which would make me have to forego the whole thing. Long story short, plans changed. I wasn’t too happy about that but maybe it’s a blessing in disguise 🙂
8:00pm today. I got home from work and decided to do a test set with the 16kg kettlebell just to see how much of a hit my training took with my off season and whether or not I should be competing on Sunday. It’s been over 5 months since I’ve done any serious training with the 16kg (damn you stage 5!!!!) and the times that I did lift it, I didn’t go the full 10 minutes. So….5 months later, here I am. I did an Indian Club warmup followed by a few swings with the 16kg then set my gym boss to 10 minutes and started lifting. It wasn’t as ugly as I thought it’d be for a first attempt. I got 106 reps! Just for comparison, it was 7 reps short of what I got at my last competition with the 16kg, so not too shabby. I can live with it and work to improve my numbers.
So it’s official now, I filled out my registration form and will be lifting this Sunday! The Agatsu comp will be a perfect way for me to get back on track. I’m going into it without any training and with the expectation of just having fun with my kb friends and the joy of lifting a heavy ball of steel overhead. Winning will be an added bonus. I’ll just be happy to finish my time and get over 100 reps!