Posted by Andy Petranek : Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013
What is FUN? I ask because this week at CFLA is FUN week, and I thought it might be good to get everyone's ideas up here about what FUN means to them.
Here's how it's defined, in part, from Wikipedia - "Fun is an experience - short-term, often unexpected, informal, not cerebral and generally purposeless."
Hmmm... that doesn't quite do it for me. I was at Sea World over the weekend and had a lot of fun on the ride "Atlantis" - that totally fit's this definition. But I've also had incredible fun rock climbing, surfing, mountain biking, swimming, adventure racing, and even CrossFitting. Most of those are not short term, unexpected or purposeless. Why and how can they be fun?
When done with the intention of fun, all these activities have a sort of looseness about them. Sure, they can get intense... but the intense moments are usually short lived, and then, what's left afterward? A huge elation - that I "did it", made it, survived, had an incredible run, finished, didn't drown, ran the drop, climbed the crux, found the checkpoint, didn't crash, did more than many others could. The fun for me comes from both the adventure, camaraderie, and attitude that I have while doing it, AND the sense of personal accomplishment that I feel when I've done something really difficult for me.
What's FUN mean to you? How can you have fun in your CrossFit workouts this week?
MONDAY'S WORKOUT (CAP)
In teams of 4 complete the following for time, 2 people working at a time:
Deadlift 17,500# / 20,000 / 22,500
Sit Ups 260 / 300 / 340
Front Squat 5,000# / 7,500 / 10,000#
Shoulder to overhead 3,500# / 5,000 / 7,500
Pull Ups 140 / 160 / 180
Run 1 mile - everyone!
AND COMING TUESDAY (CAP)
Choose one of about 60 different CrossFit workouts at the beginning of class from the CLFA Hopper. The whole class does the same workout, but each class draws their own! May you choose the "right" person to be your picker!