Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Dance!

I have been training with Meg, regularly, for almost 1 1/2 years now, and in the mean time she has earned her HKC, and her RKC! (we were both at the Feb. San Jose RKC together). Meg has an extensive athletic background, that includes competitive swimming and running, for which I have the highest respect for. Its been a pleasure, and honor, to have such a dedicated client/training partner....although she would not describe herself as such. Instead she would explain her "obsession" to something silly like, stupidity......

One of Meg's "trademarks" is her "happy dance". The "happy dance" comes (exactly) halfway through a workout.....halfway through, Meg proudly announces that we've reached that mark, and does a little "jig"......at this point we only have to repeat what we've already done....easy, right?


The "happy dance" is now anticipated by all who participate in the workouts.....funny!


But, here's the point of this blogpost.....


Meg had decided at the beginning of the year to rise to the "50,000 rep Snatch Challenge" started a few years ago. I myself had started the challenge but have not had the discipline to keep track. But this blogpost is not about me, it's about Meg.....


Discipline is discipline.....the discipline to show up for the workouts, the discipline to do the "boring work", the discipline to keep track....whatever...it all deserves respect. Mark proved this recently by completing his own 50,000 rep snatch challenge just this last week.... One of my absolute favorite "Rif-isms"....


"If I cannot out lift you, then I will outlast you!" Touche'


Although Meg has not completed her 50,000 snatch reps, she has passed her halfway mark, in fact passing up my own recorded snatch reps for a current total of 26,918 snatch reps! Actual snatch reps and "snatch points" are two different things....Meg has 30,643 "snatch points".


HAPPY DANCE!


Congrats to Meg and all of her dedication, disciple and plain old hard work! I don't doubt that her taking on this challenge may respark interest for many others to be inspired.....it's almost re-inspired me....but how could I possibly beat her at this point? LOL


9 comments:

Jen said...

YAY Meg!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Jen,

Wanna challenge? I'll have to taech you to snatch and get you excited about this when Mark and I come to visit in Sept....get the "guest room" ready, lol!

Miss you guys......

Meg Lloyd, RKC said...

Thank you very much for the kind words. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your coaching and motivation. I just show up and do what you tell me to (with the small addition of the "happy dance"). It's worked for me so far so I'll just stick with that as the plan!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Meg,

I'm totally jealous of this photo of you taken at the Feb RKC....c'mon now, this is a poweful image!

Good for you!

Meg Lloyd, RKC said...

Funny - the only thing I think about when I see that picture is how freezing cold I was!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Meg, I was just going to reply to a comment left on my next blogpost from Doug....one of the things I'm going to say is the next RKC that I particpate in is going to be in the Spring or Summer! Brrrrr....

Jen said...

Tracy,

The room (and the wine) are ready for you guys whenever you visit. We miss you too!

Yes I want to learn to snatch (the right way).. I've done a bit on my own but know I need the 'Tracy Touch'!

Will you be here in Sept or Nov? I just looked this up (http://hardstyleventura.com/2010/Hardstyle_Ventura/HARDSTYLE_VENTURA_2010.html)

Of course ANY time is good.

xoxo

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mollyfn said...

You're bad-ass Meg, nice work!