Saturday, April 7, 2012

Do Something Today

April 6, 2012

Its Friday... it should feel like a relaxing day heading into a weekend of "Spring" with Easter being this Sunday. However today I am starting to feel the pressure. I have a lot going on and nows one of those times I have to use what I learned in crossfit as a benefit to my life outside of the gym.

I again will note, that there is never a better way to start the day than a WOD at CrossFit Wachusett! Today in particular worked out well because it was all about mental toughness for me. I knew I was perfectly capable of doing everything prescribed, but it was how fast I was able to complete it, with little mistake, while maintaining composure to get through the whole thing... that was the trick.

In life there are days we breeze through things without even thinking, most days are on repeat. Of course work wouldnt be called "work" if it didnt have its sucky days (not unlike crossfit)... but what makes it great is the challenge (at least that is what makes my work great). What makes life great is the challenge to get through every day. How you will handle whats thrown at you, in what way you would strategize to do things differently next time and how you will work on the things you are not so good at to make things easier in the future... am I talking about life or am I talking about CrossFit... you decide.

The idea behind putting your best foot forward in ALL situations is something that is not as easy as it sounds. We learn in the gym that you will only get better if you push yourself to your limit. When it gets hard, keep pushing and it will be easier next time. You can never succeed if you dont risk failure. All of these things are things I had already learned and continue to learn in life... they are just so much clearer when you are faced with an immediate result like you are at the gym. You attempt the toes to bar a hundred times, but its the hundred and first time that you get it. You are exhausted and cant catch your breath during a WOD, but you know that if you just keep pushing and done give up you will meet and maybe surpass your goal. You give it your all 100% of the time and you will not walk away unsatisfied.


WARMUP:
2 Rounds
- 20 Walking Lunges
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 10 Spidermans
- 5 Abmat Situps
- 20 Double Unders
2 X 9 Fundamentals

WOD: "Onerous"
11 Minutes to complete
3 Rounds
- 10 OH Squat (65lbs)
- 20 Burpees
Remaining Time 14lbs Wall Balls
*score is number of wall balls
(79 Rx)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
100 Hollow Rocks

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