Workout of the Day for Monday 08/29/11
CrossFit Games 5 – Event 3 (Modified)
5 Clean and Jerk, 145/115 pounds
4 Clean and Jerk, 165/125 pounds
3 Clean and Jerk, 185/135 pounds
2 Clean and Jerk, 205/145 pounds
1 Clean and Jerk, 225/155 pounds
2 rounds of:
Run 400 meters
40 mountain climbers
On Friday afternoon I started a 200 mile run from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon. I was able to complete this 200 miles in 27 hours and 45 minutes. Basically, that’s an 8:30 minute per mile pace. The only way I was able to do it this fast is because I did it with 11 other people as a relay. This is such an obvious example of the power of team. By myself, who knows how long it would have taken, but as a team is took us barely more than a full day.
With a team, you can do the unthinkable. Mountains that seem unclimbable alone get conquered by a team. When you workout at CrossFit Roseville, you are not just working out alone for your own selfish and self-centered vain pursuits. Nope not anymore. Now you are part of team and you work hard because those around you are working hard too and you don’t want to let them down by giving anything less than your best. That’s why it works.
Those that get it, really get it, and reap the rewards. Those that don’t, your speech, your attitude, and your demeanor give you away. It’s obvious you don’t get it. But that’s okay, keep coming around. We’ll keep giving and you keep taking and someday you will stop being just a taker because you will have learned what I am talking about and then you will be a giver too. And that’s when the real fun begins!!
Think of CrossFit Roseville as a team. You are part of a giant team over 100 strong. Come out to Fight Gone Bad on September 10th and get ready for more “team” events. (and don’t just wait for someone else to set something up – if you have an idea for something maybe you are just the person to coordinate it and make it happen….give to the team!)
I don’t know if this post makes sense but it makes sense to me……What are you struggling to do alone that would be easy if you had a team?
Here is my team from this past weekend.