# Don’t be Afraid to Fail

It is so important to be willing to fail.  Last weekend the benchmark WOD was Diane.  This WOD is a 21-15-9 of Deadlifts and Handstand Push-Ups.  The thought of doing 45 Handstand Push-Ups is pretty scary.  And it should be.  I’ve only done them once before, it was just a few sets of 5 or so.  But rather than mod them to the box for this, I told myself f-it.  If I hit the time cap, so be it.  I want to see if I can do them with my feet up in the air, and instead of modding to a box, I compromised to modding with 2 ab mats under my head.  Still a pretty big mod, but I’ve been feeling damn good about this all week.

Approaching that wall, and deciding that I’m going to flip over scares the crap out of me.  It is by far the worst part.  And that last set of 9, when I have to break it into sets of 3, and repeat that flip over and over just sucks, but is awesome at the same time.

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1. Whitney says:

You did a great job at this, sick to just see you crank out like 9 of these in a row.