Monday 101213

Ten rounds for time of:
15 Deadlift, 135#(95#)
15 push-ups

Post time to comments.

 Donna's little Parker getting his ski legs.

 "Well, I'm not that coordinated yet."  (YET?!)

I said those words when doing the rope climbs last week, and Cherie suggested to try them with my opposite leg.  I laughed and tried and failed and laughed, and said those words.  But I've been thinking about them all week.  That one little word sums up alot about what I love about CrossFit, what got me hooked in the first place, and what keeps me coming back.  

When I started CrossFit, I had a whole list of things I couldn't do:  I couldn't do a pullup, pushups were often from my knees, I hated running, I couldn't do ring dips, the list goes on…

But CrossFit doesn't care what you can't do, it's more concerned about what you CAN do.  Being scalable for everyone focuses on starting with what you CAN do, and then taking you on a journey to accomplish even more, YET.  Every day at Verve is another opportunity to try something new, to push yourself a little bit further, to pick up a little more weight, to get one more rep, to be just a little bit faster, and every day is a chance to make yourself just a little bit better.  

Granted, somedays may not be great, but sometimes the victory is in trying.  And somedays, it's a fun surprise to see what you can do when you just give it a shot!  Each day that we enter Verve, it's like a playground of sorts.  I had never tried to climb a rope before CrossFit, I had never thought about walking on my hands, or jumping backwards onto a box… but I'm thankful I have a wonderful home at Verve that not only provides me a safe spot to try, great instruction on technique, and encouragement and acceptance no matter if I'm successful or fail.  

Sure, I still have a list of things that I "am working on doing."  Because I know that it's just a matter of time.  Muscle-ups, mastering double-unders, handstand walking, swimming without drowning, to name a few.  I know it's just a matter of time for me to conquer another fear, or try something new, who knows what I can do yet tomorrow?  And speaking of that, I can't wait to see what you can do yet!


  1. Nicole S :

    It was so nice of Parker to help his Dad down the slopes. Way to be brave, Sandy!

  2. Anna :

    I would like to nominate Cat as athlete of the week. I know we dont really have this nomination, but yesterday she blew the WOD out of the water. Her score was phenomenal! So exciting to see such a person accomplish what she has done. So props to you girl. Was truly inpressed yesterday. Keep up the dedication!

  3. Donna :

    Mike and Charissa,
    FYI for the future – boys learn how to ski before they learn how to use the potty. Athletics before basic human hygiene.

  4. Matt :

    Handstand walking! I need to get on my hands so badly – I’m just procrastinating.
    10 rds: 15 DL 135#, 15 Push-ups Rx’d

  5. Just saw this. Thanks Anna! Very, very sweet. Thanks for being a tolerant trainer 🙂

  6. Joylyn :

    10 rds of 15 DL 95# (felt good and light, none broken), 15 push-ups (ouch, just keep moving even singles) Rx 13:26

  7. Mas :

    WOD- DL felt good, push ups not so good:-) 12:19 Rx

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