Get Angry…And then Do Something About it!


Yesterday, I vented my frustrations with my snatch form.  I know I’m doing it wrong, and I’m angry at my ignorance when I first started.  And not knowing anything about CrossFit, I couldn’t self-correct.

Yesterday, I went to Oly class with Justin Thompson, a Level 3 CrossFit coach/Olympic lifting coach who owns Fort Collins Athlete Factory.

Yesterday, I learned to jerk correctly.

Yesterday, I learned to deadlift correctly.

Yesterday, I decided to channel my anger into results.

My new goal is to make it to Oly class as many days as I can.  To ask as many questions as I can.  To watch and learn and heed my coach’s advice.  To nail form and watch my PR’s skyrocket.

So must you.

It does you no good to seethe about the past.  Do something about it!  In all areas of your life.

If you don’t like something, get angry about it and then change it!  Life is too short to do otherwise.

Today at Oly we are snatching.

Today at Oly I will learn how to correct myself.

Today I can begin to re-train my body and do what it’s supposed to do.

Today is a new day.

It won’t be easy.

Nothing in life worth doing is easy.

Would you want it to be?

The Ebbs and Flows of CrossFit


My comp on Saturday really brought me down.  It’s depressing to think you’re not as good as you think you are.

I was sore all day Sunday and Monday.  I had to push myself to back squat and drag myself to the box this morning.

I go through these ups and downs periodically with CrossFit.  Pushing myself so hard mentally mostly that I crash.  I’ve been getting up early, lifting in my garage, going to the box before class, lifting and training there, doing the program and the WOD every day since May.  I’ve done 3 comps in 8 weeks.  I’ve honed my diet and lost 8 pounds and am toned.  I did a bar muscle up course and now a toes to bar course.

I’m reaping the results physically but mentally it’s rough.  I fight the thought This is NOT worth it many times a day.

The Open is coming in 4 months, and I literally want to crush every workout so I can’t back down now.  But some days I want to.  And today was one of those days.exhaustion-759x1024

But I dragged myself.  I had a good WOD workout.  It wasn’t my best cause I was sore.  I PR’ed my overhead squat, which didn’t make me feel any better.  And I did it.

It wasn’t easy.

But nothing in life worth doing is ever easy.

And it’s those who persevere that come out on top.