The other day I had the distinct pleasure of meeting an incredible young lady during her introduction at our gym. Like many of the men and women who walk through our doors, she worked out a bit on her own, but wanted to take her training to the next level. She got through the short workout we put her through with little trouble and then let us know that she had to quickly get ready and leave... She was on her way to have surgery.
This young lady, along with everything else she does day in and day out, is battling (and winning) a fight against cancer! And yet, before her scheduled surgery that same morning, she came in to CrossFit 818 to continue her journey towards health and fitness. Her determination in the face of unimaginable hardship was simultaneously inspiring and humbling. That determination made me consider all of the times I looked for reasons not to get into the gym, not to do something I knew was good for me... I found those reasons to be flimsy in the face of a courageous young woman, who came in for a workout the same morning she was going in for a surgery to continue her battle against cancer.
We'll see her again in a couple of weeks as soon as she recovers from her successful surgery... when are we going to see you???
Tyler leads the pack during the afternoon class with a 385lb. back squat!
"Iron Loch Ness"
7 rounds with dumbbells for time:
4 Burpee Deadlifts
3 Burpee Power Cleans
2 Burpee Front Squats
Posted by Zareh.
"I fear no man, but I fear my workout. If I don't fear my workout, it isn't hard enough." - Lisbeth Darsh
How many times can you say that you've gone to the gym and have truly been afraid of what was about to happen? Afraid that your workout was going to kick your ass?
It happens to me every day...
How many times can you say that you've faced that fear, finished that workout, done something that you thought was impossible just a few minutes before?
It happens to me every day!
CrossFit gives me the opportunity to succeed and do the impossible, in the face of fear, every single day. Treadmills don't scare me. Bicep curls don't scare me. My next CrossFit workout... I'm afraid. But I face the fear, overcome it, and at the end of the day, am better for it!
10 rounds for time of:
10 Wall Ball (20lb./14lb.)
10 Sumo Deadlift High-Pull (95lb./65lb.)
Posted by Zareh.