Quarter III 2020 Mental/Physical Challenge: Botched Attempt

DO HARD SHIT: EVERY DAY

I have a confession to make: I’M NOT FUCKING PERFECT. No one is.

Having said that, I fucked up and I need to come clean (not that I lied to anyone about this). Quarter III challenge was a body composition challenge and I botched it, big time. I got comfortable, I didn’t put the work in I needed to, and I was really, REALLY upset with myself for being a giant POS.

I’m better than that. I’m harder than that. I know how to overcome and work harder than that. And all these reasons are why I was so upset with myself — because I know I’m better than that effort.

To make up for that, I am undertaking TWO mental/physical challenges in Quarter IV, one of which I’ve already accomplished and another is coming up quick.

// 10 MILE RUCK + 1,000 BURPEES // Done (November)

// GUINESS WORLD RECORD OF BURPEES IN 12 HOURS // Upcoming (December 31st, 2020 — January 1st, 2021)

The first part of this was the 10 mile ruck with a 60lb pack that took roughly 3hrs. In addition to this I went directly into 1,000 burpees, which also took roughly 3hrs; in total I was moving for 6hrs. I was mad at myself for letting Quarter III challenge slip, so I went hard into this. I knew I wasn’t going to quit, I knew I would finish no matter what, and I also knew that whatever happens, I would never let myself down like that ever again.

The second part of this is the Guiness World Record attempt of chest-to-ground burpees in 12hrs. I will be making my attempt on December 31st, 2020 and ring in the new year (January 1st, 2021) with an attempt at 5,500 burpees in 12hrs.

My thought process for this is two-fold: On one hand, I want to push so hard, so deep into my mind and my soul, that bringing in the new year I have absolutely ZERO DOUBT about who the fuck I am. And not that this is a frequent thing, feeling inadequate or less than, but I do truly believe that I need to prove myself to myself on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis; such is the premise for the quarterly mental and physical challenges.

To wrap this up, you’ve read it here first:

MISSION STATEMENT: I WILL NEVER AGAIN LET MYSELF DOWN. I WILL NOT FAIL. I WILL NOT FALTER. I WILL NOT RELENT. I WILL NOT QUIT ON MY LIFE.

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