Got the window units out today as the media freaks out about the heat in the Northeast. As if the rest of the country cares. Anyway, we have two ACs and one is significantly larger and unwieldy. Or, at least it used to be. I hiked that bastard up two flights of stairs in the heat and didn’t sweat. Thank you CrossFit. You make awkward, heavy shit not so heavy, and me not so awkward.
PS Today’s 25lb bench press PR was a bonus. Guess that lift heavy and eat the mess outta everything advice is paying off.
After moving through the WOD quickly on Monday, today’s pull-ups deflated the ego quite a bit.
3 rounds for time of:
400 meter row
21 24kg Kettle Bell swings
14:37 in all.
Good to have some encouragement from the coach at the box but those pull-ups need work in a hurry. Rowing? Yes, more please.
I’ve been CrossFitting for the better part of 3 years and some people still react like there might be something wrong with me. Like getting stronger and eating right is cause for legitimate concern. How messed up is that!?!?
The Art of Coping
When I was in middle school, I was fairly certain life didn’t like me. I was 100% positive I didn’t like life. Most of the time anyway. When my dad took notice of all this, he took me running with him. It’d be dark, quiet, and cold outside, and I was never eager to go. As we kept going out, something changed. It still sucked, but he was there and I grew to know that I could finish the run and have one success to start my day. It took me a while to see that as a true gift.
I have a much improved view on life now and I’m spending many mornings getting something done before the day even begins for everyone else. Perhaps it includes a barbell and a crap load of pull-ups, but basically I’m continuing to refine the art of coping with life through purposeful movement and strengthening my body. The truly unanticipated gain has been my strengthened resolve to be better at life.
Who knows what tomorrow, or even the rest of today will bring. I’ll just keep letting those early morning hours see my first accomplishment of the day, and the rest will fall in line. I now believe that’s what he was saying every morning, despite actually saying not much at all.