March 12, 2012

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March 12, 2012

Attitude is Everything

On Friday at 5 AM, I judged John Y. on 12.3. He didn't do as well as he had hoped and the push presses were his limiting factor. I had to "no rep" him a few times on the push presses and once on the box jumps. He never flinched, just made it count the next time.

I want to share with you an email I received afterwards. I love John's attitude.

Thank you for your help and coaching today during the Open WOD. Yet again another weak area I need to work on. I underestimated that WOD, it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. Thanks for calling it like I did it. These kind of situations only make me stronger.

John will continue to grow as a CrossFitter because he was not defeated by 12.3, rather motivated to get better. The Open has us comparing ourselves to others. It can be a humbling experience. Those of us that take it as a learning experience and use it as motivation to push past barriers will be better off for it, in CrossFit and in "real life."

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Workout of the Day:

40 Wall Balls 20/14#
30 Pullups
20 HSPU (regional standard, kipping is allowed)
30 Wall Balls 20/14#
20 Pullups
10 HSPU
20 Wall Balls 20/14#
10 Pullups
5 HSPU

– rest

Back squat 5-5-5-5

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