Warm-Up: CFWU x 2
MetCon – 5 rounds for time:
20 Tuck Jumps
10 Double Unders (or 50 regular jump ropes)
-CrossFit has taken my fitness to a completely different level. But I’ve noticed that it’s taken my work ethic to a different level as well, not exclusive to the exercise realm. Growing up, my friends used to make fun of me because of all the chores and work I had to do around the house. Every day during the summer, I’d have a list of tasks to do before I could go out and play. I despised these activities, but looking back I know it instilled a profound work ethic that has carried over to everything I do today. CrossFit has definitely refined these standards of work that I have for myself, not just for fitness, but for all things in which I do. I’ve noticed that I hold myself to a higher caliber of work whether it’s studying, cleaning, coaching, or exercising. The same mentality in which I go to every time I am about to do a WOD is used in my daily routine. All the discipline I’ve developed from striving to reach my fitness level has carried over to every aspect of my life.
– My mother always told me, “Whatever your hand finds to do….do it well and to the best of your abilities.” I find it funny that I’m regurgitating her old quotes, but the saying holds great importance to us in the CrossFit community. When I first started doing CrossFit, I remember wanting to cheat…skip a rep here, take a second off there. Who would I be cheating if I did that? I would be cheating myself, and no one else. So when my hands find something to do, I’m going to do it well and to the best of my abilities. Let’s make mom proud together.
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