Thursday 120503

“Roaming Diane”

21-15-9 reps for time of:
Deadlift, 225#(155#)
Handstand walk (meters)

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Eric looking strong

Thank you Trina for this post,
The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of CoffeeWhen things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things, your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else, the small stuff. “If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to take care of your health. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

– Author unknown 
Get ready for some SouthWest Regional Games Action, need information? Check it out here.
Tickets: If you competed in the Open, you will have a weekend ticket reserved for you.  They will be picked up tomorrow and you can get your hands on them at the Verve tent outside the event on Friday, you ticket will be reserved for you.
Planning on carpooling for the weekend? Post to comments to connect up with eachother.  Save gas and meet a new friend!
The Verve after party will be Sunday at Jakes at 6:30pm!  All are welcome.  If you haven’t been before, it’s a time you don’t want to miss.

Comments

  1. Patrick M :

    I love that analogy thanks for sharing….

  2. Trina R :

    This made me smile. Thanks for posting — and for a great workout this morning!

  3. Leslie :

    Good luck this weekend athletes! I will be cheering you on from New Orleans. Will people be posting standings/pictures on FB?

  4. Mas :

    If you competed in the CrossFit Open, your pass is at the gym. Please sign off your name when you have picked up your pass. If you did not compete in the Open; but would like to go down to Castle Rock to watch, please see the Designated person down at Verveopolis and we will see if we have any extra tickets.

  5. Phil :

    Let’s go Verve! Let’s go Verve!!! Have Sum!

  6. Yay!

  7. David S :

    9:36 RX

  8. Darika :

    I couldn’t make it in today to pick up my ticket. Can I pick it up at Verveopolis saturday or pick it up on saturday at the gym? Good luck everyone!!!!

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