Monday, January 21, 2013

I am

January 21, 2013

So here is the deal… you walk into a CrossFit gym and look around and you will see a lot of similarities. They all have a pull up rig, they all have rings, rowers, kettle bells, boxes, stacks of weights, GHD’s, ab-mats and of course bars and PVC, some have med balls piled high, some have a  climbing rope… most have a PR board and each and every one has a WOD board with todays’ WOD displayed for all to see. That’s it folks… those are the “material” things that make up a CrossFit box. More often than not, they are a converted warehouse, a garage or a car dealership…. Wide open, no ceilings with stall matts on the floor to break the fall of the weights on the concrete. There is nothing “fancy” about an orange home depot bucket full of chalk and jump ropes hung on a nail in the wall… we checked “fancy” at the door. Functional space what  we need.

However, those things, those material things. They don’t make the box. They are the things that allow the box to function. It’s the PEOPLE that populate that box every hour, sweating, panting, grunting and dropping weight and loving every second of it, that actually makes the box come alive! The community that develops at each box is something you cant really describe unless you are a part of it to feel it. There is laughter and jokes, serious talks about how far we have come and how much further we have to go, we help each other with form, struggles, accomplishments, high five after workouts and hug and smile and yell when a personal record is hit… you name it, we are there for each other. We stand side by side and cheer each and every person on day after day, workout after workout. First, last, heavy weight, light weight, it dosesnt matter… you are there, you are part of the community… you are a CrossFitter.

3 Rounds
- 20 Double Unders
- 5 HS Kickups
- 10 Inchworms
- 15 Squats
Pigeon Stretch 2 Min Ea Leg

Snatch work with bar

WOD: Sail
12 Minute AMRAP
- 20 Thrusters (65lbs)
- 20 Cal Row
(4 + 1 Rx)


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