Before CrossFit, I probably went weeks–no months–at a time without challenging myself. I graduated college, had a steady job that, for the most part, I considered myself to have mastered the difficult tasks that this job presented. I had a spiritual routine at church, did the same thing every other day at the gym, giving little consideration to how my weights or speed on the treadmill increased or decreased, and was in a steady relationship.
Here I am now, in my thirties, trying to learn how to walk on my hands….
It’s easy to become frustrated with the challenges that CrossFit, throws at us. “I’ll never get a muscle-up”. “I’ll never have a jerk as strong as <insert name>”. “My mile will never be sub eight minutes”. “I’ll never lose this baby weight”. “I will…NEVER..be able to walk on my hands!”
Focusing on my own frustration has made me realize something invaluable in CrossFit: it is a barrier against complacency.
The old me was complacent; and with enough time in that complacent life, I may have become rusty in my ability to overcome challenges. There’s no denying that, at some point, in all of our lives, we will be challenged.
Think of CrossFit as your “prep” for life’s roadblocks.
Now, on to walking on these hands…