Did life get in the way of your WOD last week? Here are 4 simple ways to make it happen…

When I first started running again after having kids I hated it.  I thought I hated it because, well, running sucks, right?  I continued running despite my lack of enjoyment because I had a running buddy.  We were in terrible condition but we had each other – and that was worth a lot.  In the beginning I ran for her, not for myself.  She got me out there.  After a few weeks of slogging through our 5k runs something awesome happened –  it didn’t suck so much anymore.  It didn’t suck because I was finally getting in shape.  My chest didn’t burn!  I know it may seem obvious to anyone who is already in great shape.  It is obvious to me now.  But back then it was a wonderful revelation and I began to run for myself out of enjoyment.  I loved how I felt during my long runs and even better how I felt after.  

I tell you this story because I know there are a few of you who may be struggling to get to class.  I know all the excuses you tell yourself because I’ve told them to myself too.  Regardless of your fitness routine, getting from ‘couch to [insert physical activity of choice with the exception of curling]’ is hard.   CrossFit is harder. When you check the WOD you don’t know what you are going to see or you may not even know the movement at all.  That is fun for some and intimidating for others. If intimidation and lack of conditioning is keeping you from class this is a problem. Your coaches want you here and they want you to succeed.
Here is what you need to do:
  1. Make an appointment:  Don’t just think you’ll attend class.  Write it down! Make it an actual appointment in your schedule.
  2. Find a WOD buddy:  CrossFit is fun and social.  If at first you can’t do it for yourself find a friend and make it a social lifting/WOD date with him/her.
  3. Reach out to your coaches:  We will get on you to attend class.  We will help you set attendance and performance goals.  That is why you joined, right?
  4. Ask us to be match maker: Can’t find a WOD buddy on your own?  We can hook you up with another member who will be counting on YOU to meet them in class.
Pull-ups will come, heavy lifts will come but you have to get in here.
–Coach Amy

Compare today’s results to 140716*

(No Measure)

400 m. Run

3 rounds
Plank Holds 1 min.
Side Plank 30 sec. side

Push Up Contest
Spiderman hold 1 min./side
T-Spine Mobility

Weighted Pull-ups (5×3 ascending)

Metcon (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)

10 Min. AMRAP
5 Hang Snatch 95/65
10 Lateral Over Bar Burpees

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