This coming Sunday I will be participating in the Malibu Triathlon, which consists of a half mile ocean swim, and 18 mile bike ride, and a 4 mile run completed back-to-back-to-back.
I haven't been training for this event very aggressively and will be relying on the general fitness that I've developed over the years through CrossFit. I know that I'm physically capable and prepared to complete the triathlon, and I know that I'm mentally up for the challenge as well.
While triathlons aren't really in my comfort zone, one of the biggest things I've learned from CrossFitting all these years is that the comfort zone is a boring and useless place to be. The progress I've made in my fitness has been a direct result of pushing out of my comfort zone, of embracing new challenges and finding the edge of my abilities.
While triathlons aren't in my comfort zone, you could say that being outside my comfort zone is. I'm a little nervous, but I'm not worried: sure ocean swimming in the ocean is challenging and exhausting, I've never ridden a bicycle more than 3 or 4 miles, and I've never ran any meaningful distance after swimming and biking, but my fitness will carry me through. The nerves are okay and totally normal as I'm approaching something unknown, but I'm also excited to try something new and fun.
So here's to leaving the comfort zone, finding a new challenge, and pushing our limits!
Speaking of which: have you signed up for the Whole Life Challenge? Leave your comfort zone, push your limits, and play the game. You'll be surprised at what you're capable of!
3 rounds for time:
20 handstand push ups
30 db snatch (50/30)
40 box jumps (24/20)
Posted by Armen.