1) While sitting in class this past Tuesday, I opened an email from Cressey Performance to learn I did not get one of the three summer internship positions. (I made it to the second round, a phone interview.)Have a good weekend everyone.
To say the rejection didn't bother me would be a lie. It stung hard and did bother me - and still does to an extent. I assumed I was a strong applicant, but apparently not strong enough. Both my friend and I thought I'd be chosen, but looks like we were wrong. Though to my surprise I'm handling it much better than I would have thought. A normal response from me 4 or 5 years ago would have been a bit more emotional and taking it harder.
The last time I got rejected from something was 3 years ago and everything turned out better as a result, so who knows. Maybe there's something more grand waiting for me.....or maybe not. Regardless, a bit of failure is healthy for the ego.
2) Continuing with #1, this brings up a few questions. What next? The internship was to bolster my confidence in the fitness field, but how much further will I purse it now? I'd have to bust my ass off to really keep learning more without the help of anyone more experienced.
Likewise, am I doing grad school? Masters? PhD in Psychology? I'm not sure if I want to do research or if I would prefer more being able to work with individuals or in a more application-based setting.
Lastly, before I'm done talking about myself, the blog has become a puzzle. In the sense that "is it beneficial for me to keep writing?" The "Why" section says I want to help people, but that remains to be answered. Am I helping anyone?
Despite blog traffic having fluctuating increases lately, to date I have yet to hear more than one individual make use of any of the information I've wrote. Mostly posts are read as an interesting read, but they're meant to be a little more substantial than that. If I got the internship, I was going to start free coaching/training either online or in-person (with stipulations of course). The question is do I want to start it now.
3) To chime in with some good news, my knee is doing well. There hasn't been any pain and with the adjustments I've made to my current program, strength has been going up.
And I'm pretty impressed with how consistent my blogging has been since this semester started. Last semester posts were slim.
4) My university has held a strongman competition the past 2 years and this spring is no exception. I competed last year but it wasn't anything great and while I'll try again this year, in two weeks, it's just for fun.
I may tailor my cycle to maximize recovery for that upcoming day, but nothing crazy. It would entail adjusting 1 or 2 workouts to reflect the events, which consists of atlas stones, rowing a heavy bag across the floor, snatch-grip deadlift hold as long as possible, and a tire flip. Last time the stones and deadlift hold caught me by surprise so we'll see how it goes.
5) If you're ever bored, go wander over to todaysbigthing.com to check out some interesting videos. (courtesy of my roommate)
6) No articles come to mind recently, but this video of Tommy Kono on Olympic lifting is great.
Part 2 here.
7) surreptitious - (sur-rep-tih-shus) - adj. - Stealthy, well hidden, or covert. (Excellent use of the word here.)
8) The same roommate also shared this with me,
Yeah...we have a lot of free time I suppose.
Friday, February 11, 2011
It's Friday. Need I say more? Around half of the post are updates on me, but there are a few tidbits of fun scattered in the latter half of it.