Girl Scout cookies are here just in time for the end of the Nutrition Challenge!
Reminder: The CrossFit Draper Ski event, night skiing at Brighton, is tonight! Meet at Molly Greens at Brighton resort. James Wood will be there to greet. Plan on 4:00pm and we will have the 2 for 1 passes up there, or grab them at the gym. It closes at 9:00pm.
On the Minute x 20
Odd Minutes: Movement 1
Even Minutes: Movement 2
“Goat” is CrossFit slang for a movement that challenges us. Examples: Double-Unders, Ring Dips, Overhead Squats. These are the best days to turn perceived “weaknesses” into “strengths.” No better way to do that than today.
We don’t improve our technique with a high heart rate–that’s what we refer to as “training”. Today is geared towards “practice,” dialing in our mechanics with a controlled heart rate. As an example, to improve the technique of double-unders, we want to practice at a low-intensity where we can really focus on the mechanics of the hands and the timing of the jump.
When we couple “training” with “practice” throughout the week in the right doses, we set ourselves on the fast track to results. Choose two “Goats” to work on, and we’ll alternate between them on each minute. Coaches will have great suggestions in class.
Make up a WOD that you missed, or a WOD that you have really been wanting to try, work on skills, etc!
*You must still come to one of the regularly scheduled WOD times.
“Excitement comes from the achievement. Fulfillment comes from the journey.”
Winning the award is exciting. Fulfillment is looking back at the hard work put in.
There’s irony when we think about defining moments. When we forecast into the future, we build up in our minds that accomplishing the achievement is the ultimate. Exciting – yes – but more often that not, when we look back, the real defining moments were the experiences that led up to those big achievements.
The trials, the tribulations, the lessons learned… the early mornings and late nights.
The blood, the sweat, the tears.
The dopamine hit comes when we win, hit the goal, or get the promotion.
But the fulfillment – the true, ever lasting feeling of joy, often comes from the quality of our struggle over every obstacle along the way. The relationships we build with others through the process. The journey.
“Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame.”