“Five rounds for time of clean and jerks and chest to bar pull ups.”
CrossFit used to be about speed. I’d chalk up and get ready to beat everyone because I wanted to be the best.
CrossFit for me is no longer about time. It’s about overcoming the mental barriers in my brain. “105 lb clean and jerks. That’s heavy.” Yep, it is. But taking them one at a time makes them not so heavy. Going steady or even slow has become my norm. Why?
Because I want to be able to do the moves efficiently and correctly. It’s more important to me to not get overwhelmed with beating others.
CrossFit: Finishing Strong
CrossFit is also about completing the workout. Finishing the rounds in AMRAP’s. Completing all the reps in EMOM’s. Doing the work.
CrossFit is finishing. Pushing beyond what you think you’re capable of. Going the extra mile.
CrossFit is strength: physical and mental–both of which take time to build up.
CrossFit is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes time to build muscle and power and fortitude.
CrossFit is like life. You run till you can’t run anymore. You live till you take your last breath. All the while letting your heart and soul shine and soar.