Upward in the night.
“Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The obstacle = the path
“The obstacle is the path.” - Zen Proverb Other versions: “The obstacle becomes the way.” “What stands in the way becomes the way.”
CrossFit and the Four Agreements →
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” - Richard Bach
Our finest moments
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” ~ M Scott Peck
Getting back up is living.
“There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” -Sue Ellen Breidenbach
“Christine” 3 rounds for time of: 500m Row 12 Deadlifts, Bodyweight 200lbs 21 Box Jumps, 24″ 11:52 Not my best. Played around with Hulk’s new Titan benching bra. 195×4, 195×4, 195×2.
Follow your bliss
“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know...
“Don’t be perfect Be you Don’t be what you think they want you to be Be what you know you are Don’t look outside yourself for anything It’s all within.” - Jackson Kiddard
“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” - The Dhammapada
“Death tugs at my ear and says: “Live, I am coming.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes
You’re as fit as you are weak.
A year from now
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” - Karen Lamb
You can’t be a champion if you don’t do the right thing every single day, day in...– Ava Cowan (via turbogirl)
One way to happiness.
“There is only one way to happiness, and that is cease worrying about the things which are beyond the power of our will.” - Epictetus
“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.” - John Ruskin
Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do...– Ronald E. Osborn (via turbogirl)
The position you enter the Tunnel dictates the position you exit the Tunnel. K-Starr Another gold nugget from K-Starr. “The Tunnel” concept is priceless. So many athletes leave some performance on the table because they don’t insist on good positioning. Always be improving your position. Always.
5minutes to find 3RM OHS Overhead Squat 225×3 PR! Rest 2 min 1min AMRAP Double Unders 87 2min AMRAP 95lb Hang Power Snatch 26 3min AMRAP Toes To Bar 43 Official 156
“We don’t get sore, we get awesome!” - Dogtown Crossfit
Me and Iceland Annie. Heard through the grapevine that Iceland Annie was in town. I was really hoping she would come and visit the gym. Some friends of hers were pointing her here so there was a high likelihood that she would actually show up. She walked in to the 5:30 class and dropped a little workout on us. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” For time: 1 Muscle-up (band assisted) 2 Squat...
Strength Bench Press 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 175, 175, 175, 175, 185 MetCon Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of: 5 Hang Power Snatch, 95lbs 10 Toes to Bar 7 rounds plus 5 hps & 5 toes to bar.
Burning Runner →
“The break in posture opens the athlete to potential injury and, as Starrett puts it, “leaves performance on the table,” laying there like a pile of gold coins.”
“Mistakes are a wonderful opportunity to learn how to do things better. And what’s even more exciting is that they are great opportunities to practice not being so hard on yourself for making an error. No one’s perfect so don’t beat yourself up for being a perfectly imperfect human being.” - Jackson Kiddard
Heroes & Sheroes “Gator”- LITE 8 5 rounds NOT for time of: 5 Front Squats, 185lbs 26 20 Ring Push-ups I needed work on both of these skills, but not 8 rounds of work. I also needed to modify the front squats with a towel and straps to save my fucked up collar bones and forearms. Reverse Hypers 3 sets of 20 @140lbs
Plant Strong →
And the debate rages on…
“You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you’re wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, turned in, turned on as you can possibly be.” - Esther Abraham-Hicks
Strength Deadlift 1RM 405lbs MetCon 21, 15, 9, 15, 21 reps for time of: Box Jumps, 30″ Pull-ups 9:30 I really need to get my strength up. I’ve been stalled on my deadlift for far too long. My personal best is 415 and I only occasionally can pull over 400. Fucking terrible. Must get strong! In other news, the metcon felt ok. I felt strong and consistent. Lots of room for improvement...
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it .” - Helen Keller
drunk wod: WOD: CF Games Chipper - Old people... →
drunkwod: This is the CF Games Masters Chipper (event 4). You know what that means? Yeah, it means a bunch of elite as fuck old people killed this WOD. So, what do old people drink? Fuck if I know. Ensure? Go grab a few shot glasses. Fill one with vodka. Fill the other with Ensure. Then, for…
“Never ask that standards be lowered to meet you where you are, but beg that they remain high and through stubborn determination meet them.” - Lindsey Smith
5 sets of 10 renegade rows. 2x16kg kettlebells. Not for time. Then. 50 manmakers for time. 2x16kg kettlebells. 20:57 This was, in a word, awful. Glad I did it.
The heart has its reasons...
“Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point. (Translation: The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.)” — Blaise Pascal (Pensees)