"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard...is what makes it great." - A League of their Own.
"A League of their Own" is one of my favorite movies. Considering I played softball for a good portion of my life, it's not hard to imagine why that is. That line was spoken by Coach Jimmy Dugan when his star player tells him she's quitting because the game got too hard.
While we're not running around playing baseball, this line applies to CrossFit. Our workouts are rough. They push our bodies to their limits. We finish workouts gasping for air, unstable from fatigued muscles, we wake up sore and stiff, and we go at it again. CrossFit isn't easy, but nobody ever said it was. Despite how hard CrossFit is, we do it because we know it's worth it and that's what makes it great. In your first week of CrossFit you probably did things you never thought you'd do. The better you get at CrossFit, the harder it gets. Surprisingly, the harder it gets, the hungrier people become. The longer you're in CrossFit, the more things you can cross off the list of things you never thought you'd do, and it's fantastic. If you ever start to question why you're still going, think back to a time you achieved something that was just a pipe dream. Maybe it was your first push up, pull up, muscle up, squat 1rm, deadlift 1rm, whatever it was, I'm sure it felt amazing. Remember that feeling, and bring it back when things get tough.
Molly giving Jun a helping hand during some ring pull ups
A. EMOTM 16
Odd - 3 front squats
Even - 10 kb swings (70/53, USSR)
B. For time:
Push press (115/83)
Posted by Megan