Thursday, February 24, 2011


    Hi again everyone! How's the end of February treating yall? I know, we still have a few days left, but we're about 3 months into 2011! Not that this is amazing or anything, just figured I'd point it out. Alright, I'll stop pointlessly rambling, and start regular rambling.

     Another "mental part" of CrossFit I wanted to touch on today. And that is the emotions that we can feel, walking into the box and doing a WOD. For the most part (at least for me), walking through the door is one of the best parts of my day. I enter hopeful and ready for the challenge that I am about to face.

     But, what follows that? What emotions have you felt inside the box? Maybe you hit a PR, or get your name on one of the top spots on the leader board. I bet that feels really good, and like what you've been doing is working. Some of the biggest smiles I've got are from a new PR... hard not to.

     Then, there are rough days. Days when the weight feels twice as heavy. Days where your lungs feel like burning coals and you feel like your breathing through a coffee straw. Days where you can't do what you've done before. Like the song says, we all have our bad days. I've had days like this, where you feel beat down and can ALMOST bring a tear to your eye (I'm not saying a cried).

     What happens when we have these bad days? That's the beauty of CrossFit... you have an entire community of peeps who have suffered through and felt the same highs and lows you have. Someone will be there to cheer on your heaviest Back Squat, and give you a comforting pat on the back when you get drilled into the ground by Fran.

     Remember, the weight will stay the same weight. A 500 meter row will suck just like any other 500 meter row. But what we let our emotions do is up to us. Whether you had a good day in the gym, or a bad day... there's always going to be tomorrow. So what have you felt at the box? What emotions have driven you? Calling out for comments! So chin up, press forward... and do burpees.

Anja Staten - No Limitations from Windy City CrossFit on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's WOD

Rest Day
I was still hacking a bit. As much as I'd love to hit up a WOD, it probably wouldn't do me much good.

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