I choose this picture to be my theme for the week. I have no auditions lined up yet, I have to clean my apartment (sweep, mop, dust, etc.), and I have my parents coming in town.
I’ve been doing Crossfit for 3 weeks now and I love it. My workouts are getting faster, and I can start to see a change in my body. I try to go everyday at 9 right after I drop my daughter off at school.
If you had told me this is what my life would be 10 years ago, I honestly would say “good”. We’re doing okay and there is always room for improvement. The improvement part is best for me.
That’s why I choose this picture as my theme for the week. LET THERE BE ROCK.
Nick and I have been friends for years and Crossfit compatriots for three weeks. Having a friend at your side during these workouts is invaluable; even if you just exchange a knowing look during the worst part, that can sustain you. You can say to yourself: “Okay, I know he’s going to make it through this, so I can probably make it too.”
He’s definitely crushing it, and I think I am too. I did the Ventura Triathlon yesterday and actually got stronger and faster as I went. When I crossed the finish line, I had the feeling that I had forgotten something, and it took me a minute to realize what it was: I forgot to be a heaving, sweaty pink mess who’s certain he’s having a heart attack. I felt good at the finish line. I ran into a friend and had a conversation. I’ve been doing triathlons since 2006, and three weeks of Crossfit got me in better cardiovascular shape than all six years.
My theme for this week is The Hold Steady’s “Constructive Summer.” Let this be my annual reminder that we can all be something bigger.
How the eff does Crossfit seem to zombie-fy everyone that starts their program. I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR WORKOUT!