Monday, September 12, 2011

Its conquest deserves the best...

A facebook friend of mine wrote that this was the anniversary of the below speech.  If you don't get goosebumps listening to it, I'm not sure you have a heart.

What does this have to do with crossfit?  Well, listen to how he sets his goal...and the determination and leadership in his voice.   You have to remember that we were losing the space race when this speech was given, it is a pivotal speech in American history.

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win,"

Take away "go to the moon" and put your own goal in there.   I can say without question that I have yet to run across a CrossFit workout that was easy.  I want to better's not is hard.  It was HARD to get my degree in meteorology, it is HARD to keep a successful career, and it is HARD to achieve my CrossFit goals.  But regardless of how hard they are, I've never quit.  I've had to be talked out of quitting (which is what a good support system is for) but never actually went through with it.

So make this speech to your own body, challenge yourself and whatever you do..DO NOT QUIT.  I don't care if it takes you 4 hours to complete a WOD..FINISH IT!


Strength: 65% x 5; 75% x 5; 85% x 5+.  Back squat and shoulder press

5 min AMRAP 10 - 20lb wall balls, 2 wall climbs
4 min Tabata - Hallow Rock
3 min - AMRAP 24" burpee to box jump
2 min - AMRAP  double unders
1 min - Squat depth hold

Strength: did 6 of the back squats and 9 of the shoulder press

WOD:   4+2; 11; 31; 100; success


I did exactly what I said in the previous post.

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