Run, run, run
1600 mtr run
30 single arm kb clean and thrusters (20k/12k)
800 mtr run
20 single arm kb clean and thruster
10 single arm kb clean and thruster
The thing that people talk about hating the most is definitely running. When I started Crossfit, I couldn’t run around the building without stopping. Now I can run at least a mile(1600 meters), probably further. I still have not developed a love for it, but I can do it and I am getting better at it every time we run. This is certainly a reason not to avoid the things that we like the least. In Crossfit, we can not avoid our weaknesses and therefore we allow ourselves to strengthen them. “Constantly varied” forces us to constantly improve things we may otherwise avoid. This makes us better, tougher, stronger and more able, both inside and outside of the gym. Running may get less intimidating, less daunting the more we do it. We become well rounded athletes.
Once again, Mona Malec has written something that has brought tears of joy and pride to my eyes. It makes me want to scream it from the rooftops. Mona, we love you so much and we feel blessed by your presence and your effort every single day!
fuck you skinny.
There is an image of a crab crawling out of a bucket and as it crawls toward the top to escape the eventual boiling pot and clarified butter; it is the other crabs that drag the escaping crab back into the bottom of the bucket.
I have heard many people use this analogy to describe their families or their cultures or their homtowns in this way. As you try to make things better for yourself, it is the people around you that pull you back into the very thing you are all complaining about.
ok, so get to the point mona…
Thankfully, I have had very few “crabs” in my bucket of friends. I have had the occasional crooked eye..especially when I describe the way I approach food now. No big deal.
But there is one person in my life who is the perfect example of the crab. When I started doing Crossfit and I would describe the work outs…this is what I would get;;
“I’d never do that…I don’t want to get all bulky. Women aren’t supposed to look like that.”
” They can’t make you run like that, you don’t know how and they are making you do things you shouldn’t do yet.”
” If you need to work out that much, they really don’t know what they are doing.”
” you are gonna get so much heavier because you are lifting weights, I thought you wanted to lose weight.”
Then the Paleo challenge…..
” You have to eat some whole grains, that sounds really risky.”
” Why would they MAKE you eat that way just to go to their gym?” (they DON’T)
” Well, *I* don’t do well on wheat..but you love pasta…you need to eat what makes you feel good.” (um, I do.)
Then…this person in my life…saw me in my new workout pants….guess what they say?
Come on, guess…
I’ll wait for it..
“Gee, you have the skinniest legs in the world. Do you really think you should be losing THAT much weight?”
Are you kidding me?
I am not skinny..I am strong….so far from skinny…I don’t even wanna be skinny.
Do you have a CRAB? how do you deal with them?
I honestly just stopped talking about what I do…and focus on my health and leave it alone.