Last event session done: Some tyre pulls, crucifix hold and sandbag loading and feel confident that I can have a good showing at the competition and will be aiming to be near the top lads throughout the day, with the exception of the crucifix hold!
Will train a couple of times early next week, followed by a trip to the chiropractor and physio and then fly to Ohio on Wednesday, ready to compete next Saturday.
This competition is much more than that to me, I had a wobble last summer, mentally and was struggling.
I pulled out of the Worlds Strongest Disabled Man in Norway and needed to get myself sorted. That didn’t feel like the right way to come away from the sport, not after how much of an impact it has had on my life, so I wanted to do one more, one I would enjoy, one that would be a good memory to look back on and one spent in the company of good men and America ticked all those boxes. This competition for me, doesn’t really bring any pressure, but gives me the opportunity to have some closure on something I’ve loved and to compete with some of the best athletes in the world and to show myself in a happy, positive light.
I’m about 10kg lighter than my last competition about a year ago, but I’d rather be 10kg lighter and comfortable and happy than 120kg and in agony trying to walk, yet at the top of the sport.
I’ve no doubt though, that when I board that plane, my competitive nature and my mind will firmly be set on going flat out to win, no matter what sport I am in, I’m not sure that’ll ever change. If I get back on the plane on my way home and know I could have given more, that will eat away at me more than not winning if I’ve put my all in #tyrepulls #igdaily #amputee #veteran #strongman #fitness #fit #fitnessmotivation #gymmotivation #gym #hardwork #determination #motivation #strengthtraining #strength #instafitness #igfitness #workout #instadaily #fitspo #bestoftheday #instagramhub #strongfit - 27 minutes ago