What Are You Training For?by Uran
I’ll be honest: I didn’t start asking myself this question until a few months ago. I liked working out, I liked CrossFit, and I thought that was enough. But for me, it wasn’t. Not having a clear idea of why I was coming to the gym beyond the nebulous desire “to be in shape” didn’t keep me focused.
So finally, I asked myself why I am training. I outlined what I hope to gain from my effort at CFM, and how much time I need to put in to get where I want to be. I also let go of all the unnecessary ideas I was hanging on to about why I should be working out and am focusing solely on myself and my desires. I know it might sound trite, but I actually wrote these things down, and that helped me to finally identify why I show up and push through difficult workouts EVEN when things aren’t feeling quite as bright and shiny as they once did.
So what are you training for?
Is it to compete in a local CF competition or maybe even the CrossFit Games?
Is it to improve your tennis game or your 5k time or to prepare for an obstacle run?
Is it to look and feel better in your own skin?
Or maybe to keep up with your kids and set a good example?
Whatever your goals are, decide what you need to do to get there and let go of whatever else might be holding you back.
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!Everywhere I turn, people are talking about this Sunday. We've been waiting MONTHS for this. No, I'm not talking about the Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Bowl in NOLA. An even bigger sports duo: Newly minted CF Coach John Dyer & double-under ninja Don Matz will tag-team coach the first Sunday WOD in CrossFit Midtown history. Join Coach Dyer for Open Gym from 12n-2p. THEN you can go watch the big game and enjoy the party grub without guilt.
Upcoming EventsAyurveda workshop with Anna Russ: This Sat, Feb 2nd, 12n-2p. $20 for CFM members & $30 for guests. Read more & register here.
Quarterly Progress Checks: Don't miss the week of Feb 4-8th at CFM! We'll be retesting the Baseline, maxing on several lifts, and doing a few other benchmark workouts. AND OH YEAH: Goal setting! We'll reflect on the past quarter and set some new goals to crush over the next three months.
Mardi Gras WOD: Fat Tuesday. February 12th. 8pm. This WOD is open to the public so bring a friend if you wish. It won't count as one of your weekly visits. The Beginner's class will be cancelled on Fat Tuesday, but everyone is welcome to join the party (all levels!) and LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER! Beads & jello cocktails may or may not be provided.
8pm ROCKIN' IT: Vanessa gets salty with the box jumps while Dyer & Dan F crush some thrusters (that's Don in the background, dancing on the plyo box)
Workout of the Day (WOD)KNEE SOCK ALERT!
Every minute on the minute for 30 minutes:
Odd rounds: 1 rope climb
Even rounds: 1 muscle-up OR 3 dips & 3 pull ups