It's the dreaded Plateau.
|Waiting....waiting....waiting....waiting....When is SOMETHING going to happen?|
I thought I had fallen off the wagon before, but it was nothing compared to this week.
- I didn't go to a SINGLE roller derby practice all week.
- I stopped following the meal plan about midway through the week.
- I didn't do any exercising AT ALL.
I want to justify this by saying, sometimes you can only break through a Plateau by changing things up. Which is true, but screeching to a halt during a challenge like this also makes you feel shit. I felt like shit ALL week. Consequences are a bitch.
I really didn't have a lot of time to make practice or exercise. My job as a basketball coach is sucking up all the time I used to give to derby, but this week made me realize that if I don't take care of my body it won't take care of me. EXHIBIT A: I woke up with a heinous cold. Thanks immune system.
Even with said heinous cold, I dragged myself to Fresh Meat tonight trying desperately to get back on the RDW track. I shaved 5 seconds off my 25-in-5 time on what could possibly the world's stickiest floor. During endurance drills, I found myself passing people that used to pass me. And I had a serious epiphany about pushing during my crossovers. I also threw up in my mouth twice, but I still feel amazing!!
So maybe I was wrong to think there hasn't been any change and that I've plateaued. I plan on continuing this challenge after it's over and I need to be prepared for days or weeks where I don't EXACTLY hit the mark. But as roller derby is always teaching me:
EVERYBODY FALLS DOWN AND IF YOU WANT TO PLAY,
YOU'VE GOT TO LEARN TO GET BACK UP.