**OPEN GYM TODAY ALL CLASSES EXCEPT 6:30am and 5:30pm**

**6:30am GYMNASTICS W/ TIFFANY**

**5:30PM MOBILITY W/ DERRICK**

Seven CrossFit Life Lessons That Carry Over Into Real Life

(thx Dust)

1) Finish.
If you start something, finish it. (Unless it’s a bad book, got no time for bad books.) No matter how tough the workout, no matter how tired you are, no matter what that little voice inside your head is yelling at you, FINISH. Finish what you start. In the gym, in your house, in your relationships. Don’t give up when it gets hard.

2) Take a Break.
It’s okay to rest. It’s okay to take time off from the gym to heal a sore muscle or an injury. It’s okay to leave the dishes in the sink for an extra hour because you want to finish a book. It’s okay to turn down invitations to dinner parties if you want a night at home of if your plate is too full.

3) Go Easy on Yourself.
You will have good days. You will have days so shitty, you’re imagining it over before it’s even noon. You will have days where you hit a PR on a mile run, or a lift you’ve been struggling with and days you can barely put one foot in front of the other. We are human. Each day is different than the last. What we eat, how we sleep, hormones, mood, life – they all affect us day-to-day and what combination one day can make for awesome achievements can shank you in the shower the next day.

4) One at a time.
When there’s a giant pile of crap to be done, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. I’ve tried really hard to internalize something a trainer once told me when looking at an insurmountable WOD full of squat-clean-thrusters. “One a time. Just do one at a time.” And you know what? You will eventually finish. The WOD. The laundry/dishes/deadline/cleaning/errands. Just in time for a new pile to accumulate, but it will end. I can promise you that.

5) You will say shit that you swore would never come out of your mouth.
Case in point: “I watched your snatch today from across the room. It looked super clean!”  “Clean up the family room or you owe me 20 burpees!”  “Yeah, I’m an athlete.”  “I climbed a rope.”  “I ran 4 miles through 20 obstacles today. I can handle arranging my shoe walk-in.” “Please do not use the cat as a kettlebell”

6) Setbacks happen.
Whether it’s an illness, surgery, or just a bad week, you will fall behind from where you are. It’s okay to take three steps forward and two steps back. It can be your lifting at the gym or your clean-eating regimen. A journey isn’t meant to be run on marathon feet. It’s a slow, steady, crawl with blisters.

7) Be Humble.
There is always someone faster, stronger, better. As soon as you think you’re good at something, someone will smoke your ass.  But if you’re humble and you accept your place in the great world of average, the day will come when you will be The Mom Who Kicks Ass or The Friend Everyone Loves or The Chick Who Rowed a 1:42 500m. And with humility (since you remember oh-so-clearly what the bottom of the barrel looks like.) Courtesy of CrossFit Everett

CrossFit Open 2011…Terry’s first CF22 WOD.

WARM UP

Athletes choice

OPEN GYM OR

SKILL/STRENGTH

15 minutes
“Goat” work

WOD

15 Minute AMRAP:
10 Box Jumps 24/20
20 Air Squats
30 Double unders
1 Rope Climb

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Trainers: Kathy Gunther 801-652-4745 Liz McBride 801-913-4096

2 responses »

  1. Joni says:

    I have read this many times before today but for some reason when I looked at it this time I thought #6 said “starbucks happens”…..not quite recovered from last weekend I guess….

    • Makes sense. Starbucks goes well with Crossfit, haha. Dang it… why didn’t anyone post their rounds on this? I did it backward and was going to try to compare with how long 6 rounds took me(14:20)….except I switched pull ups for box jumps.

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