Friday, February 10, 2012

Always here

I should be cleaning something right now in preparation of Fawn's visit in less than a week! But instead I'm sitting at my computer drinking another cup of coffee a small state of overwhelm.  I've got a long list of things to do, yet I can't bring myself to start my day....well, I did actually get a bunch of stuff done already, but I hit a snafu.

I taught a close friend of mine how to swing last Friday morning, and we agreed that she would "give it a go" every Friday for 4 weeks, at my request, before making a judgement about it, or deciding it "didn't work".   This morning I waited....did some light Get-ups....opened up my hips with a few goblet squats....did a few hangs and planks....did a few more goblet friend.

I have mixed feelings.  Sure I feel a little let down.  But my experience with this kind of thing in the past is that I can't do it for anybody I can only do it for myself.  I can not, and will not, chase anybody down and beg them to train.  But I'll always be here if anyone needs me.  It's not just what I do, it's who I am.

Yikes....15 minutes to get ready to leave for yoga....


guy said...

You can lead a person to a KB but you can't make em swing, Or "It don't mean a thing if ya ain't got that swing!" Hmm good T-shirt idea.

Tracy Reifkind said...


my favorite is one of Mark's,

"The kettlebell won't swing itself!"

Maribel said...

I can't even count the number of times I have a "workout" partner flake on me. In the past it led me to give up.

I know it's not the same because you're offering your time and experience. I'm sorry she flaked, it doesn't feel good, but it's obvious she doesn't know what she's missing.

Tracy Reifkind said...


You must have finally found the right training partner! lol

No giving up this time!

Diana said...

I, for one, am glad that you're always there whenever training has been smarter because of you.
I may not be able to "walk" into your gym to get a question answered, but I know you're just a email/phone call away to get it! No matter how embarrassing the question is!
Thank-You :)

Rebecca said...

To encourage you further: five ladies of various fitness levels meet with me on Wednesdays to learn kettlebell basics. Thanks to your blog, small-town Indiana ladies are reaping the benefits of KB training!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Gotta love the embarrassing stuff!

Everything I know about training I learned from Mark. Everything else I learned from being there!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Good-ness! Thank you, thank you! Seriously, knowing and hearing from new people keeps me motivated and confident I'm on the right track

(hint, hint for anyone else out there who's comment will keep fueling my fire!)