What Happens in the Gym Stays with You

By December 18, 2013 wod No Comments

Well, I was planning on having a great post up today since I got to sleep in a little this morning, but then two things happened. The first was a day-long migraine. Yaaaaay, migraines. There’s nothing like the joy of shifting at your desk and feeling like your head’s going to explode.

The second was a particular distraction, which you guys probably saw earlier, but I’ll include here for reiteration.

20131219 - Phoebe vs. the Blog Post

Other than still being EXTREMELY annoying when I’m trying to type, Phoebe has mellowed out in the two months we’ve been open. Those of you who were here from the start or even a few weeks ago probably remember the ball of insanity that was Phoebe when people would arrive. Now, she’s gotten much calmer.

How about you? How much calmer are you now compared to a couple of months ago? Not just in the gym (where you’re probably even more of a bundle of nerves now that you have a better idea of what’s about to happen to you) but in real life.

Lots of comparisons between CrossFit and Fight Club have been made in the past, but I often think of one quote in particular in regards to CrossFit and the outside world.

“After a night in fight club, everything in the real world gets the volume turned down.”

CrossFit can be like that at times. It’s all about adaptation. You put yourself through hell once you come in the doors here so that when you leave, any hell you run into sems tame by comparison. That can be especially important during these holdiay times with stress coming at you in many forms.

When it seems like utter bullshit is flying at you from every direction, step back. Take a deep breath Think about the things you’ve accomplished within these walls. Think about the things you never thought you’d be able to do but did. Take another deep breath. Pull those shoulders back. Head up, eyes forward. Now get back out there and attack.


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