I Spent All My Birthday Money on CrossFit…

I’m not a shopper.

Nor am I “the look” freak.

But I do need gear.  And to get better at CrossFit.

All of my money gets invested into improving myself at CrossFit.

Two years ago for my birthday I spent $1000 on Level 1 CrossFit Certification.

This year I spent $500 on USAW Level 1 Certification.  I also got a new pair of lifters for almost $200.  I spent money on a bar muscle up course.  And I just purchased a handstand walk course through WodPrep as well.

I have problems, I’ll readily admit.

I want to win.  Every WOD.  Every time.handstand-walk

I want to beat everyone.  The boys included.

I want to do REALLY well in the Open this year.  Much better than last year.

And I’m relentless once I get an idea in my head.

Take handstand walks.  It’s my new obsession.  I’m resting my arm right now to not further tweak it, but I’ve been doing non-stop drills to get my handstand walk.

Ring muscle-ups are on the priority list as well.

This is all in addition to my strength program.

Whew.

I want to be the best.  CrossFit is my passion.

I want to be the best at my passion.  Who doesn’t want that?

I’m Mentally Drained…

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CrossFit is not only a physical workout, but it’s also a mental one as well.

On Monday we maxed Front Squat.

On Tuesday we maxed Power Clean.

On Wednesday we were supposed to max Back Squat.  However, I was not there mentally or physically.

Physically, when you max, you are using all out effort.  Two days in a row is taxing.  Along with a WOD afterwards, I’m done.

Mentally, no part of me wanted to max back squat today.  I got to almost 95% and stopped.  I just didn’t have it in me.

Maxing should be done one movement a week at the most.  However, we just finished a front squat cycle so many wanted to measure their gains.

For me, it was too much.  I’m sore.  My legs are gone.  My mind is checked out.

I’ll max back squat some other week.

This week I’d had enough.

Fighting the Cold…

Today is a lifting day.

It was freezing cold in my garage this morning.

The bar was cold to the touch.

But I had to lift.

And now was the time.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So I run upstairs.  Grab my heater.  Plug it in.  Bundle up.  And get to work.

Time flew and before I knew it, I was sweating.

Getting going is the hard part in life.

I urge you to take that first step today.

Get going.

You’ll be glad you did!