Happy Friday! Here is Kelly's fourth and final blog that captures her perspective on her future in the gym as well as some advice for those of us that might be stuck in a rut or avoiding challenging workouts. Check it out!
CrossFit isn’t just about where you’ve been but more about where you are going. It has been slightly over a year and the road behind me has been filled with PR’s, supplemental workouts, competitions, and most importantly some really awesome memories.
Reflecting back sends chills down my spine for what the road ahead holds for me. CrossFit has given me the confidence to try new things, embrace my weaknesses and to celebrate the small wins. It is too often that we look at the WOD and think, "this isn’t going to happen," or do the dreadful cherry pick, but one piece of advice I can give any CrossFitter is don’t say, "I can’t," and don’t skip workouts that look tough. I give you this advice because in order to improve you need to work through your weaknesses. Participating in competition classes and doing competitions forced me to work harder on those areas I truly hate (snatches, for example). Although they aren’t my favorite weightlifting movement, I focus each time we do them to get better than the last. There are many areas to focus on, but overall the things I am capable of doing now, and the things I’m going to be able to do in the future amaze me. So keep working hard, and most importantly focus on where you are going not where you have been.
Kelly with her eyes on the prize!
A. Find a heavy set in the following complex:
1 high pull +
1 power snatch +
1 snatch balance
B. In teams of 2:
row for max meters in 12 minutes
*switch whenever you want
Posted by Commish