A Love Letter…sort of….

Saturday June 4, 2011

Dear Mona,

I am writing this letter to you because I fear that if I don’t get all of my thoughts out at once…you will interrupt me and some how make it impossible for me to say what I need to say to you. Just know that this letter comes from my new found affection for you, not anger or disappointment.

I have noticed that you seem to have a bit of jealously lately when you are working out. You see all these really awesome new people for whom CrossFit seems to come easy.  I need to remind you that every-one’s journey is personal and the last thing that is helpful to either you or a new person in the gym are assumptions.  So…knock it off.

Secondly…this is harder for me to say to you..I think you are cheating yourself right now.  I know you enjoy the fact that your times have quickened, that you move better…all of that, but…BUT…you are resting when it comes to certain workouts.  You need to get over your fear of the pull up and of the push up.  Stop Modifying.

I know you enjoy the quickness of the jumping pull up and the ease of push ups from your knees, but it has been almost a year…go for it. You will only progress if you slowdown and get the full movement. Just remember…a year ago, you couldn’t do either of those movements, not even in their modified forms.

I know you are scared.  Remember your coaches though…they are there for you and I bet they would agree with me.

Why don’t you start this summer off like you did last summer? Imagine that you are walking into Undisputed for the first time and push your body from there.  Stop looking at what you have done and the comfort of the successes you have felt and look again to what you might do. Perhaps that will also help with the bits of jealousy you are feeling. :)

You have come a long way, but this is not a journey with a finish line…time to leap again.


Mama you are always inspiring! Love this post, and YOU!

Comment by Ana Deardorff — June 4, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

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