Its such a great feeling when you achieve something that you never thought you could achieve. You see other people doing it and you wish you could do it to, but the feeling of elation when you actually do it, there are no words to describe. Although as I am writing this, it feels like a dream and if it wasn't for other people in the gym I probably wouldn't actually think I did do it.
Apparently it is a lot harder for women to do pull ups then men, but is this just because of lack of training. It goes back to my monkey bar theory and kids, women develop a can't do attitude or that its a man thing, but in truth - how often do we try? Most women probably avoid it all costs, but now having achieved it, I know I can do it. Yes it was only one, but one is better then none. Now my next goal is to continue to be able to do them and of course increase the amount of reps.
Don't get me wrong I just didn't go up to the bar and do a pull up, I have been practising these for a very long time and building my strength. I started on a weighted pull up machine and then developed onto assisted band pull ups, first I was only doing it once a week, then I progressed to twice, now I try and do it every other day, even if I can only do a few or if I am feeling fatigued, I am still giving it a go and thats the main thing.
Doing this journey to the 24 hour endurance has really shown me that I can do things that I never thought I could do, I just need to try harder.
Keeping you posted on the OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) journey. Letting you know about courses, events and general health and fitness.