Beating Everyone in my Box…

I’m pretty hard on myself.

Very hard.

If I can’t do a movement, it’s frustrating.

Extremely so.

Currently, it’s ring muscle ups. I’m practicing my butt off and still feel far away from getting them, and I’m at the point of giving up.

Then a WOD (or workout) shows up that I beat everyone in.

It was Hotshots 19, a Hero Workout similar to Murph, named after the 19 firefighters who lost their lives from the Granite Mountain Hotshots team. The workout is:

6 Rounds for Time:

30 air squats

19 power cleans (135/95)

7 strict pull ups

400 m run

My time was 30:47. And it was the best in the box of those who did it. This workout played to all of my strengths: over 30 minutes, body weight movements, a run, and light power cleans for me.

It is encouraging because often I think I’m not all that good, and there’s so much more I need to be better at. Which is true: there is a ton I need to improve on. But in 2 1/2 years of CrossFit I’ve come a long way and it’s shown in my physique and my mentality.  And beating everyone goes a long way on those days you feel like giving up.

Don’t.  Give.  Up.

Now, if only I could get those damn ring muscle ups…