Wednesday, July 7, 2010

RKC Level 2 Pistol, no problem. Pullup...pending!

Here's what Mark has to say about my descision to train and participate in getting my RKC Level 2 Certification;

"What I think is the most impressive thing that you've done is that you've taken on a challenge based soley on your weak ponts, when you could have easily coasted on your 'swing volume training' which is your strong suite. But you chose to embrace that which your are not naturally strong at....and you followed through these past 3-4 months. That's what athletes do. Challenge your weak points to become a better athlete."

When you keep doing the stuff you know your good at, then what, or where's the challenge?

I leave in the morning for my Level 2 RKC in St Paul.....ready or not. Here's what I'm ready for. I'm ready to have a whole lotta fun, learn a whole lotta stuff, get stronger, learn to teach others how to get stronger, have my brilliant husband and personal coach by my side, and my best friend Fawn getting Certed alongside of me. What more could I ask for? Well....

Level 2 skills to be tested

1/4 bodyweight Strict Military Press...check
Bent Press....check
Double KB Jerk....check
Viking Push Press....check
Tactical Pullup (1 )....pending....

Oh I have alot of theories that may explain what may or may not happen in two days time....but today, right now, none of anything matters.

Did I train as hard I could have? I'm not going to make any kind of excuses. I did the best I could, and on Sunday at the end of the day I will know, without a doubt, that my Level 2 experience will be one I won't soon forget. I will pass all of my skills. I will earn a Level 2 RKC. I will have the time of my kettlebell life with my closest of friends.....shit, I still have to pack!

My horoscope today...."I am a crafty and compassionate Warrior who finds amusement in every challenge"....yep, that's me!"


Diana said...

Mark is so right! It's great to be good at what we're good at, but it's really inspiring to get good at what we hate!
Best of luck this weekend, I'd love to be there with my big ass cowbell ringing it away for you and Fawn!!
Looking forward to reading all about your weekend!

Tracy Reifkind said...


As you may guess I'm not the least bit worried about not passing.

Anything I don't have in terms of knowledge or skill I'll get in the 3 days I'll be training. How lucky am I?

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Gabby Eborall said...

Good Luck to you Tracy...Go Getum' Girl!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Thanks! Great photo btw, how big is that bell? Good Lord, it looks huge!

Jen said...

Oh Tracy, I'm sorry that I missed you before you left! Have an awesome time and show them how it's done!

Also have tons of fun with Fawn! I'm sure you two will be cooking up something yummy!

Sending you big hugs!! xoxo Jen

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Tracy Reifkind said...


Can't wait to see you guys this fall....get the spare room ready!