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Comparisons

Happiness begins when we stop comparing ourselves to other people“.

This quote was written on the whiteboard in main room last week for all of our athletes to consider.

We compare. We compare ourselves to “famous” CrossFitters.  We compare ourselves to others in our region.  We compare ourselves to our peers working out beside us in class.  To be quite honest, I am not sure that it is 100% possible to totally ignore others, not comparing ourselves at all; however, I agree that if we become obsessed with others’ progress in comparison to our own, this can certainly hinder our happiness.

After-all, whomever we may be comparing ourselves to is a different person with an entirely different set of circumstances.

On your worst day at the gym, how about considering this instead?

The Couch

Celeni, working hard to make that target on every rep of her wallballs.

Celeni, working hard to make that target on every rep of her wall balls.

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Cara, transitioning into the catch on the clean.

Cleo may be young, but she sure works hard!

Cleo may be young, but she sure works hard!



Facts

No one is as aware of your performance as you are.  You have the slowest time in a WOD. You trip over a box and stumble.  You can’t quite get the hang of the push jerk.  Someone may notice.  Most people will not.  The fact of the matter is that most people are too involved with what they’re doing in the midst of a workout to focus on whatever it is that you are doing.

You are not bothering your coach when you ask for something.  Don’t quite understand the workout even after it is explained?  Don’t understand a lift?  Need a modification? or six?  That’s our job.  If you don’t need us, we don’t have jobs.

If you think that you are seeing physical progress, it’s definitely there.  You are, by all means, your worst critic.  If you’re starting to see changes, that means others are seeing them to an even great extent. Others often see what you cannot see in yourself.

All injuries feel hopeless.  They feel like they last an eternity.  They feel like they will never heal.  Be patient.  Most heal.

If you think that you need a rest day, you probably do.  Most of us have a training schedule.  For many, it is 3 days on, one day off.  Or perhaps you’re the person that comes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  On Friday, your hamstrings, back, and shins are killing you.  Rest on Saturday.  No one knows your body like you do.  If it is screaming for rest, listen to it.

If it tastes too good to be Paleo, it probably isn’t Paleo.  A lot of us eat foods that we suspect have an ingredient that is not healthy for us, but continue to consume them because we really enjoy them.  Stop fooling yourself.

As bad as a day can be, the next day can be marvelous.  You can have a training day that is absolutely demoralizing; a day that makes you want to leave the gym in tears.  The following day is a new day with new events and results.

Jen T.

Jen T.

Sean

Sean

Tim H.

Tim H.

Miguel

Miguel

Ryan W.

Ryan W.

Kari F.

Kari F.

Ashley M.

Ashley M.

Danielle B.

Danielle B.

Karlee will be living us, as she is moving to Virginia.  SCF wishes her the best of luck in all of her endeavors.  We'll certainly miss her massage skills!

Karlee will be leaving us, as she is moving to Virginia. SCF wishes her the best of luck in all of her endeavors. We’ll certainly miss her and her massage skills!

 



March Accomplishments

Even with the CrossFit Open Madness, you all still managed to achieve some awesome accomplishments during the month of March!  I’m quite sure there are many more accomplishments about which to be bragged….remember to write them up on the accomplishment board in the front of the gym!

Deadlifts, Cleans, & Thrusters

Matt Stebbins and Eric Nevarez set a PR on their power clean (205).  Deadlift PR’s this month included Ian Douglas (440), Bradley Roth (425), Matt L (335), Vinnie E. (265), Themis (285), Lisa Pageau (195), Jenn Jacobson (215), Krooney (225), Jay Caron (300), and Jack Yeager (315).  JR Romano PR’d on his hang squat clean at 245 and so did Jeanette at 135.  LP set a PR on her thruster and so did Eddie Angiollo at 185.

Other Great Accomplishments

First bar muscle ups this month went to Colleen Delaney, Mary Pont, Sarah Lipp, Courtney Miniter, and Kori Stewart.  Shana DePolo got her first ring muscle up this month and Biance Fiondella set a HUGE PR on her 30 burpee muscle ups in 13:50.  Janie and Randy are officially back at SCF and Kristine Capstick had her 3-year anniversary this month and it was Ben Schaefer’s 4 year anniversary.   Steve Signore got his first double unders, Terry O did 15 unbroken, Mark DeCapua did 40 unbroken double unders,  and Mary Pont did 17.  Steve Signore did chest to bar pull ups for the first time in a WOD and Tricia Anderson performed 2 unassisted pull ups!  LP set a “Grace” PR and so did Eric Nevarez (2:52). LP also managed to perform deficit HSPUs after years of a shoulder injury.  Melissa Roy set a 44 second PR on 14.5 and Robin Sandler turned 60 years young this month!

Brothers, Ken and Alex, teaming up on a Saturday workout

Brothers, Ken and Alex, teaming up on a Saturday workout

Father and daughter duo, Themis and Cleo

Father and daughter duo, Themis and Cleo

Mother and son team, Melissa and Ethan

Mother and son team, Melissa and Ethan

Boyfriend and girlfriend, Jad and Alicia

Boyfriend and girlfriend, Jad and Alicia

Boyfriend and girlfriend team, Matt and Lauren

Another boyfriend/girlfriend team, Matt and Lauren

Coach Rilla working with one of the NB Lacrosse girls on the clean.  We wish these ladies good luck in the 2014 Spring Season!  we know they're stronger...

Coach Rilla working with one of the NB Lacrosse girls on the clean. We wish these ladies good luck in the 2014 Spring Season! we know they’re stronger…

Amy W. (pictured), Teresa  T., and Kelly L. are one and two weeks away from their fitness shows.  These ladies have shown MAJOR dedication and self-control and it sure is showing!

Amy W. (pictured), Teresa T., and Kelly L. are one and two weeks away from their fitness shows. These ladies have shown MAJOR dedication and self-control and it sure is showing!

Congratulations to Geno B. who placed 10th overall in the Northeast Masters 45-50 age bracket!!! Way to go!

Congratulations to Geno B. who placed 10th overall in the Northeast Masters 45-50 age bracket!!! Way to go!