This past weekend I happened upon a folder containing the rosters and box scores from my days playing baseball through high school. It was fun waxing nostalgic while taking a stroll down memory lane. I remember many of the at-bats and plays that made up the individual contests and I was fortunate enough to play on pretty good teams that racked up more wins than losses. However, one thing that stuck out was how poorly I dealt with a bad performance on the field (this character trait of mine may or may not still exist).
Fast forward to May or June of 2011. I remember a workout that involved power cleans and I vividly remember how angry I got when I failed several reps in a row as I started to fatigue. I'm pretty sure I was upset about that workout for at least a day. I have come to realize, when looking back at the strikeouts and missed lifts, that none of these things were a matter of life and death. Do I enjoy competition? Yep. Do I want to continue becoming a better athlete and coach? Absolutely. That being said, should I treat individual events so seriously? Probably not.
I enjoy CrossFit because it provides a fun environment that helps me become a better me - being in a bad mood only undermines the progress that I have made thus far. I feel that life is too short to be caught up in the negativity of a bad day at the office or a tough workout. I can tell you from experience that the personal records and milestones stand out much more in my mind than the days where my game was a little off. If you don't hit your goal today stay committed and hit it tomorrow - most importantly, have some fun while you're at it!
George reminds us that, "It's not that serious, bro."
Push Press (75/55)
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