01 Mar 2012
To all our CrossFitting Christians and non-Christians alike, today marks a special day in the Christian community. It’s a day that signifies sacrifice. If you think in terms of CrossFit, that’s all we do. We sacrifice our time, our energy, our finances, our desire to eat or drink not-so-good things for us, and we sacrifice comfort in general for the sake of achieving something that’s greater than what we currently are.
In team workouts, it’s a normal thing to see our students push harder because they are giving up a little more of themselves to the team. What works well for me and what I hope will work well for you as well is to go through your training with the same mindset that you’re not just training for yourself. I love CrossFit and I love the whole idea of training, but on the days when I don’t or on the days where I feel less than optimal, I give myself up to the idea that I need to do my best for this community. I think of the need to be a role model to my staff. Whether I come in first or last, I need to show that I’m willing to work and live our philosophies of trying our best. I tell myself I need to train to be a healthier and more balanced person for my family’s sake. And ultimately I offer myself up to what I believe in because that’s all I can do.
I challenge you to go through the next few weeks of training with a focus on sacrifice. There’s always something more you can do. There’s always something you can work on. And, there’s always a new opportunity to be a better you. I thank God for this community and for our great coaches and I go through everyday trying to ensure that no one is as willing to work as hard as this CrossFit 101 community. I challenge you to help us keep that true.
Main Group Workout
(Restart set or +5 burpees for every break in set)
Cashout: 1 mile run or 5×5 overhead squats