Posted by Becca Borawski : Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
I came across this blog recently and found it touching. I thought it was an incredible expression of the challenge and pain of being a new, unfit person...and the perspective of generosity from the veteran athlete. Here's an excerpt to give you an idea of what I'm talking about:
Hey, Fat Girl. Yes, you. The one feigning to not see me when we cross paths on the running track. The one not even wearing sports gear, breathing heavy. You’re slow, you breathe hard and your efforts at moving forward make you cringe.
You cling shyly to the furthest corridor, sometimes making larger loops on the gravel ring by the track just so you’re not on it. You sweat so much that your hair is all wet. You rarely stay for more than 20 minutes at a time, and you look exhausted when you leave to go back home. You never talk to anyone. I’ve got something I’d like to say to you.
You are awesome.
To read the rest of this amazing post, visit flintland.blogspot.ca. And if you know someone who is thinking of stepping out on that track, who is thinking about trying their first CrossFit class, or whatever it is for them - if you know someone on the verge and scared, share this post with them and let them know the rest of us care and are rooting for them. No matter how nervous they are or how worried they are about others judging them, there are so many of us noticing and cheering. Help them step on that track.
Wednesday's Workout (CAP)
3RM Hang Power Snatch
Every minute on the minute for 12min:
15 seconds max reps hang power snatch @ 65% of 3RM
...and coming Thursday (NO CAP)
Dumbbell Thrusters (50/35)
Kettlebell Swings (32/24)
Dead hang reverse grip pull-ups