Thursday 110303

"Elizabeth"

Three rounds; 21 – 15 – 9 reps of:

Squat clean, 135#/95# (50% of 1RM)

Ring dips

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A little some'in some'in to get you excited for the CrossFit Open this month.

Someone said to Voltaire, "Life is hard." Voltaire replied, "Compared to what?"

It seems like in life we go through periods where things seem "hard", or negative, impossible, defeating, derailing, and collapsed.  We feel weak, thrashed, overcome, betrayed, disappointed and frustrated, no one can escape these feelings.  Not one person walking around, hasn't felt them.

If CrossFit has taught me anything, it's that we are all essentially the same.  My pain and turmoil is no greater then yours and your battle is no more serious then mine.  In order to achieve the victory we all seek in our lives, we have to go through these battles. Without the battle, the victory does not follow and life becomes mundane, predictable and underwhelming.  

The difference come from the people we choose to surround ourselves with, whether we take responsibility for what we have created in our lives.  The difference comes from who we become when we feel overcome and the difference comes in how we follow through with our dreams. If we choose to be active in our futures, health, dreams and love, the pendulum has no choice but to swing the other way.  

Next time we are feeling any of these things, look around and ask yourself if life is hard, compared to what? 

And for Jen Beck – is it really that hard to just eat your veggies?

Comments

  1. beck :

    Well said…. I’m inspired to go conquer some broccoli!

  2. Keith :

    That vid brought tears to my eyes. I get it now.

  3. Sarah Lev :

    I REALLY needed this post. Thank you so much!

  4. Slaughter :
  5. Greg B :

    Slaughter I couldn’t agree more.The only other cool sport is the one where you strap knives to your feet carry a club/ spear and try to smack a little disc of vulcanized rubber into a net 200′ away from your own “goal.”

  6. Cherie :

    Did Filthy Fifty today 25:15RX
    Had to take yesterday off was so sore from the run/pull-up/squat/pull-up WOD

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