Friday, September 16, 2011

Specializing in Life

See the title for today's post? That's what we do at the gym. We are Crossfitters, ready to go on anything--any WOD, any given day, every time we walk into the garage. Because one of the cool/incredibly scary things about CF Crave is that you never know what to expect until the moment you walk in and look at the board. Kind of like life, isn't it? You can speculate all you want, hope for the best, believe things will go your way... but when the moment of truth comes, you never really know what to expect and you still have to deal with it anyway.

As CF'ers we have a distinct advantage against the rest of the world, because we know that you have to be prepared for anything and everything. Doesn't matter if you did burpees yesterday, you might have to do them today. Ash went on a kick this summer where I thought we might be training for some kind of marathon based on all the damn running we did. Sometimes in life it's just like that, getting hit with a bunch of bullshit that you never think is going to end. Maybe it will, and maybe it won't. But just like in the gym, we have learned to always be ready for anything.

Watching the 2011 CF games on ESPN2 last night (via DVR), I noticed the theme to the competition was "Fittest On Earth." Amazingly true, and if you don't believe me just watch the games. They/We don't train or specialize to be the best at JUST lifting, or JUST running, or JUST swimming, or any other specific event that other athletes claim title to. No, Crossfitters don't pick an event... we specialize in life.

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