I don’t know if last week was any harder than other weeks but I remember sitting down thinking “What am I doing this for? Why do I put myself through this?” I dont think I have much desire to train hard enough to make The CrossFit Games. I’m in better shape than most dudes my age so maybe I should scale it back and not worry about my clean or my muscle ups so much. Somedays I flat out don’t feel like it anymore.

I’m sure most of you have felt the same way. THe more I thought about it though I realized thats what makes what we do here different. How many people do you know that would voluntarily put themselves through some of things we put ourselves through, day in and day out? A small fraction of the people you personally know. How many of those people will stay with this for years upon years? Probably a even smaller fraction.

I’m going on 10 years of CrossFit/Functional Fitness. I know it may not look like it to look at me but I cant imagine what I would be like had I not found this. I dont know if I honestly would be alive. I was overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. Thats called Syndrome X and it kills people everyday. To go along with that I ate fast food and drank a lot every night.More than I am comfortable admitting. To say CrossFit saved my life is not hyperbole.

Your going to have times where you don’t think you can do it anymore. Don’t quit. Going back to a regular gym and getting on a treadmill for doing curls in a squat rack will never give you the same results or feeling like after a super knarly WOD. That feeling like you might die during if you do one more rep. That feeling is one of the keenest senses a human can feel and I contend it actually makes you more alive. But now I’m getting too philosophical and deep.

Bottom line: Yes this is hard. Yes you will want to quit sometimes. Yes it is all worth it


“Heavy Fran”

thruster 135/95
weighted pull ups 45/25