Saturday, April 11, 2009
All I Really Need to Know I Learned from CrossFit
Some things are hard (burpees), and will always be hard (burpees), so you might as well get them over with (burpees).
The tough stuff won’t kill you, but it might feel like it.
Every day brings a new opportunity to test yourself.
Naps are good for you.
Break big problems (Murph) into small tasks (5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 squats).
It’s OK to cry, just don’t quit.
Everyone needs a cheat day now and then.
Hard work is a lot easier if you share it with others.
Calluses are medals. Torn calluses are trophies.
The things you don’t like are probably the things you need to work on the most.
Listen to your coach. They can see things you can’t.
If you can get your arms around it, you can probably move it.
You’re never as alive as when you’re testing your limits.
Sometimes all you can do is try your hardest, and sometimes that’s enough.
And best of all, when you work hard good things happen.
With my apologies to Robert Fulghum
Lauren, I’m working hard to get this job and I know that good things will happen because of it.