A reminder from one of our athletes…

Tough reminders

by Alexandrina Brown on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:20pm

Today at the gym was not the usual gum drops, puppy dogs, and rainbows. For being essentially a basic movement class, it felt brutal. It didn’t help that I wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about going to the gym today, either.

Today was a good reminder that CrossFit isn’t easy. It’s not supposed to be. It hurt. My mind was doing it’s best to tell me what I was doing was ridiculous. I know I’m gonna be sore tomorrow. I wasn’t even in the mood to be there to begin with. But, no matter what your head tells you, your body can do more. I’m glad my coach reminded me of that half way through, because as I dripped sweat from doing these basic movements, I was ready to call it quits.

But I didn’t. I may have slowed down…a lot. I may have had to adjust and scale my movements at the end. But I fininished.

And so that’s the other reminder – You don’t have to be the best in class. You don’t have to be at your best. You have to take that first step of showing up, followed by doing it as best you can in that moment.

And on that note…

200 mtr run
100 kb snatches 24/16
10 double unders
80 kb swings
20 doubles
60 one armed kb squat cleans
40 doubles
40 one armed kb front squats
60 doubles
20one armed kb O/H squats
80 doubles
10 c2b pullups
100 doubles

oh my this is BEAUTIFUL…SO sad I am sitting in a car driving!

Comment by Mona Malec — September 30, 2011 @ 4:04 am

Looks like I have to make it to class today, after writing that post. 😉

Comment by Alexis B — September 30, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

Mobility WOD