Workout: 21-15- and 9 reps, for time of:
Squat snatch (95,65)
Chest to bar Pull-ups
Time Cap: 10 minutes
Accessory: Accumulate 30 Handstand Push-ups
We as CrossFit athletes and Coaches alike, speak so often of the valiant efforts of the accomplished, the winners, those who distinguish themselves in competition; we often forget that most of our struggles goes unseen. The biggest effort in many gyms often happens before the WOD ever starts, before the “3-2-1-Go!”, before the first warm-up, before the first hello. The biggest effort is often just walking through the door. Think about it. People — grown adults — show up in CrossFit gyms to learn, to admit they don’t know everything, that they’re not accomplished at everything, that they need help, that they need to learn, that they need to grow. It’s a declaration no one wants to make. Our ego fights against it. We pride ourselves on knowing what to do, what to say, how to be. Our bravado masks our fear of the world. And in the CrossFit gym, we take off those masks and simply lay bare our fear in many, many domains. And we try. We fail. And we try again. Maybe (hopefully!) we eventually succeed: at this skill, at that movement, in this WOD, in that goal. But we fool ourselves if we believe that success is our most difficult moment. No, success is reaping the rewards of many difficult moments; many struggles, each met and conquered. Success is a culmination. But it all starts with that walk though the door, the admittance that you suck at something, at many things. You suck, so what. We all do. Welcome to the road to success.