Clean & Jerk – work to a heavy single for the day, score
30 clean & jerks for time
A little commentary:
An old mentor of mine once told me, “the gym centers me.” I thought that sounded very deep, and I thought I understood what he meant. I too, went to the gym everyday, lifted, sweated, and put in the work. Yea… it centers me too, I get what I want out of it, I lift and train – get stronger and stay fit. (Not what he meant)
Here’s what he really meant (I think), when the world around you is so hectic that you think you don’t have time to work out, that is the time you need it the most. Not physically, but mentally. If you train on a regular basis, your body will not notice a week off of training. You may get a little stiff not feel like yourself because you’re out of your routine, but you are not getting fatter or weaker in a week. What you need to feel is some weight, or as many CrossFitters would say, some suck. You need to to get uncomfortable, sweat, push yourself. This may sound counter intuitive. If you are already stressed, then why would you put yourself through a tough workout and increase the stress on your body? Well that’s not the way it works.
Perspective. That’s what we need when the weight of the world is pressing down. Centered. Somehow after a hard workout your problems seem more manageable, you develop a plan, come up with a solution, or things become more clear. Many of you have probably experienced this. The toughest part about it, is realizing it when it’s happening to you.
We all get 24 hours in a day. Lets say you are a workaholic and work 12 hours a day, and a healthy sleeper and sleep 8 hours a night. You’ve used up 20 hours. You’ve got 4 hours to cook, clean, and do laundry….come on, you’re not spending 4 hours a day cooking, cleaning and doing laundry. Carve out one hour a day to better yourself. Run, lift, stretch, eliminate the distractions (phone, social media, TV) what are they doing to improve you?
– See you at the gym