So you may remember that I challenged myself to conquer double-unders by the end of May with daily jump rope practice. Well, here we are at the end of May, and I have to admit, I failed miserably at this challenge. I was not at all consistent with practicing, so needless to say, I’m still working on double-unders. But I am improving!
I took my rope outside today for a final practice. This is what happened:
I was fairly consistent with hitting a double with every other jump, but I really wanted to get a string of doubles before calling it quits today. We had quite a few days of double-under practice in CrossFit this month, and during the last few sessions I was able to get 3-5 consecutive double-unders. So I took a deep breath and tried again.
See the frustration? I hit a couple doubles in a row, and one run of 4, but then it was miss after miss. So frustrating. So I took a break and pulled some weeds from places they shouldn’t be.Feeling sufficiently rested and quite determined, I decided to give it one more shot. (I’m a pretty stubborn gal!)
Boo. Hiss. No better. So frustrating. But I can only blame myself for not practicing regularly. So I’ll keep working at it. I think 15 minutes a day was a bit daunting, so I’m going to continue my quest for double-unders throughout June, with a goal of 15 minutes a week. Maybe that’s 5 minutes on 3 different days or one 15 minute session, but hopefully regular practice will finally get me those double-unders!
So what’s the moral of the story? Don’t give up! Whatever your goal is, whether it’s weight loss or mastering a new skill, don’t give up! Keep working at it. Even if you’re not as consistent as you want to be, keep plugging along. Even with my lack of consistency, I was able to at least hit 3 or 4 consecutive double-unders a few times, a record for me! Let’s see where another month gets us.
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