After tonights SUPER AWESOME Ugly Sweater / White Elephant Gift exchange party, a group of us do what we do best: Sat around and shot the shit about just about everything under the sun until about 10:30PM. I just got home from it in fact.
This isn’t the point of the post, but I want to point out, THIS is what makes CrossFit so special. Call it a cult if you will, but I’ll always argue it’s a good.. no. A GREAT cult, if it’s a cult. We just shared about 5 hours of time with good friends, got in a good workout together, shared a dinner, traded crappy gifts and became closer as a community. To me, that’s priceless, and goes so far beyond just “working out”.
Anyhow, during the “shooting of the shit”, Jesse was asking me some pretty poignant questions about CrossFit. About my journey and talking to me about his. Jamie brought up this video of Jay Rhodes, which has inspired me about 2,181 times since he has made it, and I told Jesse it was due time to share this with our TCF Family.
Jay Rhodes is a CrossFit Games caliber athlete, but when he started, he was far from that. His devotion to becoming better is what’s got him there.
What’s Your Journey?
So I ask you. What’s your journey? We all have one, and we all should document it – in one form or another. Jesse told me when he started a few months ago he could barely even hold himself on a bar. He was somewhat embarassed to say he could get 1/2 a pull up today, but if you think about it – look how far he’s already come! We all start at different points on the path, but one things undenyable:
We’re all stronger today than we were yesterday if we’re getting into the box and putting in work.
I personally look forward to working with each of you on your personal journey. Here’s to the rest of 2013, every day is a blessing and an opportunity – and here’s the 2014. Let’s get after it, Torrance CrossFit!
Workout of the Day
“12 Days of Christmas”
1 Burpee Muscle Up
2 Power Snatch (135/95)
4 Box Jumps (24/20)
5 Shoulder to Overhead
6 Power Cleans
7 Pull Ups
9 Toes to Bar
10 Wall Ball Shots (20/14)
11 Kettlebell Swings (2pd/1.5pd)
12 Clusters (Squat Clean Thrusters)
All Barbell weights should be at the same weight.
If you did 12 Days of Christmas yesterday, we will have an alternate workout for you.
Double Unders and Sit Ups must be performed unbroken. If you do not complete unbroken, you must start that rep count over again. Rest as long as you need before each movement. Time Cap: 40m
If you cannot get a movement unbroken after 3 attempts, you can perform the reps broken up on the 4th attempt. Mark each set of un/broken movements on the board.