I hope someday that all of you can find something that is as important to you as what Megin has found.
I’ve got to be honest. I love CrossFit. I’m ultra-competitive…just play a board game with me…but I’ve always had other things that cause me to “cheat” on CrossFit.
Not Megin...She is in a full-time, committed relationship with CrossFit; and to be quite honest, to be in such a committed affair at a young age is quite commendable, if you ask me.
Two weeks prior to the Northeast Regional, I went to train at the gym on a Sunday. Now, if you know me, you know I’ve probably only been to Shoreline CrossFit about as many times as you can count on one hand on a Sunday in the time that I have owned it… Sunday is my church day. Sunday is a day of relaxation and recovery…
Not for Little Meg…
Nope, this day, was just a regular Sunday for her. A Sunday composed of about five straight hours (normally, but we had invaded on this day) confined in solitude within the non-sunlite walls of SCF, performing three WODs (all of which she had performed previosuly with undesirable results, therefore, retesting) with some foam-rolling, cellular Chu-counseling, and perhaps a little intermittant Facebooking in between (she is twenty afterall…)
Then this got me to thinking….it isn’t a fluke as to why Meg has gotten so damn good in the last two years.
I have video access to the gym at all times…I tuned in on a Saturday at 4pm as I was cozying up to the perfect glass of red wine…There she was….Alone…ready to follow the regimen that Coach Chu had given her. Ready to attempt to climb a rope, again, without her legs…this time ready to finish ten climbs in under eleven minutes…
And that’s why I cried when she placed 5th in the Northeast Region… Not because I was sad that she didn’t make it to the CrossFit Games (because I know that she will); because I KNOW how damn hard she worked for that 5th place finish…and IT IS, by all means, a HUGE deal.
I hope, for everyone that I care about, that you can find something that you are as committed to as Megin. Whether it be a relationship, a job, a hobby, your business, your faith, or your family. When you find this thing and you manage to succeed at it with the same dedication that Megin has, the intrinsic rewards are endless…
Congratulations, Little Meg…The late, Maya Angelou once said:
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you”.
Well, we can’t take our eyes off of you. We can all learn a lot from your twenty-year-old self.