Wednesday August 29,2012 WOD:
15 min AMRAP
10 burpees 10 toes to bar
from CrossFit Verve-
When will it ever be enough?
Hopefully never. I think as CrossFitters we all have some general common traits. Work ethic, and drive are just two. A healthy desire to be better, strive harder, never lose the elation of accomplishment. We never think we did good enough. Can we continue to use those traits for good and not evil?
You see each day we talk with athletes who want to be better. Being better is a great tool to self achievement but it can also be a detriment. We did Fran last in January, I saw some amazing PR’s. When I commented to athletes today how awesome that was, not one was content with their improvement. ”Thanks next time I’ll get it Rx’d” or “Aw, I’ll be sub 8 next time” or “Sub 5 would be better”.
Well I’m here to tell you that when you Rx Fran, beat sub 8 or beat sub 5, the prize won’t be had. There is no pot of amazing athlete gold at the end of a sub 5 Fran. Instead, you find more desires, skills and weights to be conquered. With stronger and more competent athletes beside you. Once we achieve a goal our mind quickly forgets and jumps to the next thing we can’t do yet. I’m here to say take a break from the expectations. As you enter into Friday’s WOD, stop a minute at look at where you’ve been, how far you’ve come and what direction your headed. Be proud of your fitness. Understand that it is a journey with new milestones scattered randomly along the way, that you have already conquered. Know that you will conquer more feats of human strength and amazement as the days, months and years tick on.
Just for today be happy with where you are. Don’t expect it all, today is the culmination of yesterdays. What you do today is who you will be tomorrow. And when that day comes that you have what you wanted yesterday, you will still want even more. So breath easy, celebrate yourself. It’s going to be a fun ride.