You ever wake up early on a Monday and feel really, really bummed the weekend is over? Then you remember that you promised yourself you were going to start working out in the mornings and you semi-excitedly check the CrossFit 818 homepage and see a workout that consists of exactly a million of your least favorite movements (is Z picking things I suck at on purpose?) Well in situations like that, I'm here to tell you it's okay to cherry-pick sometimes.
Cherry-picking is the misunderstood art of hopecrastination. You didn't really feel like working out anyway, and Z can't possibly program two hero WoDs with muscle-ups, double-unders, running, and overhead squats on back to back days, can he? (editors note: I can and I will... someday... maybe). Hopecrastination combines laziness with optimism into a delicious blend of rationalization and lack of will-power (kind of like EliteEats combines nuts, seeds, and some berries from a Brazilian rain forest into those amazing pre-wod fuel bars). It's a skill you should practice, as it will carry over positively into your professional and personal life. For example, anniversary coming up and you haven't gotten her something?! No worries, you'll just get her a really nice gift next year and she'll forget all about it (you hope).
So next time you see a WoD that looks really hard and has movements you should probably work on, do yourself a favor, and cherry-pick that shit!
Announcement: Please congratulate Geoff and Tyler on getting their Free Flexor Level 2 certifications. We'll be receiving our Free Flexors at the box today and we'll incorporate them daily into our warm-up!
Tomorrow's Blog: New Studies Show Lifting Weights Leading Cause of Bulkiness in Women
A. 10k run (use a 20lb. weight vest if your name is Alex)
B. For Time:
1000 Air Squats
Posted by Zareh.