Save the Cheerleader, Save the WOD?
Okay so I am currently on a Netflix & Heroes kick but yesterdays post of CrossFit LA couldn’t of come at a more perfect time. The #1 rule at FallOut CrossFit is: Arrive early stay late & Cheer Others ON! But what if you are last? As was the case for me yesterday. There is a lot going on in a person’s head during a CrossFit workout. You are battling with your own demons, wanting to push through, avoid the pukie bucket and finish strong. There are different kinds of motivation though. There is the in your face drill Sargent, “finish it now or I’ll FINISH you!!!” or the encouraging positive, “You CAN DO IT!”. For some, cheering is great it gives you that little extra UMPF! But for others it can be a distraction, annoying, a reminder that you are last! But is this all part of the building process? Can you block out the fact that you are in last place and focus on the task at hand and complete the workout? Can you harness the extra energy that is being given to you through the waves of encouragement? The cheering shouldn’t be a reminder that you are last, but a reminder that there is a group that wants to see you succeed and finish strong. That you are giving it all you can and that you don’t give up. No one at the gym will judge you but yourself. That’s what’s so great about this environment and CrossFit is that ever single person wants to improve and see others improve. It’s inspiring! Always remember that just when you thought you were getting good at CrossFit, there will always be a workout to knock you back on your butt and let you know who is boss. Just show up and try to tame the beast again the next WOD.
Karen – 150 wallballs for time
- Level III: 20/14
- Level II: 14/10
- Level I: 10/6