Fail, Fail, Fail, Succeed; Repeat

Posted: March 25, 2012 by Todd Katz in Uncategorized

Here are your top 3 athletes for 12.5:

David Cooper 100 Reps
Andy Mullinax 88 Reps
Ross Varndell 86 Reps

Alison Phillips 98 Reps
Amanda Esposito 79 Reps
Kasey Marchwiki 75 Reps

So it’s over! I look back on the open now with relief that it’s over, frustration that I didn’t do as well as I wanted, humbled by the athletes NOT ONLY worldwide, but by the athletes in my own box, hopeful for a year of great training, and eagerness to get another crack at it in 2013. I suspect many of you share those same feelings. It is what separates us from the rest of the world. And I’m not just talking about those who competed in the open. I’m talking about us. The Us, I refer to means, those of us who are willing to try something extraordinary in our lives. The ones who are willing to try and are not be afraid to fail. I made a comment on Facebook this week with a couple of pictures of Holley Marchwiki failing several times at a 103# Snatch. She failed, failed, failed, succeeded. I suspect that is a magic ingredient for things worthwhile in this life. Holley didn’t do so great in 12.5, but I have no doubt that this time next year her output will be doubled! (AT LEAST doubled… if not more). That is because she will repeat the pattern of fail, fail, fail, succeed.

So what is the lesson in all this? I tink for everyone the answer will be a little different. For me, I know where my weaknesses are and will continue to work them without fear.

What is your lesson?

Post thoughts to comments:

  1. Lil'b says:

    Didn’t Cage get 90 on 12.5?

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