Just Finish. January 16 2013
Five rounds for time of:
10 Toes to bar
10 Power snatch (75 lbs)
10 Wall ball shots (20 lbs)
We’ve all been there. Those days when it takes all you can do to just get to the door. Then, you look at the workout and it is the exact opposite of the workouts you like. Then, you go to get dressed and your favorite socks are still wet from the day before (yuk.) Nevertheless, you tell yourself that you are just going to warm up and maybe you will feel better. Before you know it, you are face to face with the “3-2-1 GO!” moment and you are no more sure of your desire or ability to complete the workout than you were when you walked in. But still, you start. You silence the voices during the first round that suggest perhaps today just isn’t meant to be. You resist the desire to disappear silently to the bathroom and try again tomorrow. You keep chipping away until you find yourself closer to the end than the beginning and somehow you Just Finish.
I had one of those days recently where I planned my workout, warmed up, and loaded my working weight on the bar. Then, the voices of doubt kicked in. I got 4 reps into my workout and quit. That’s right. I quit. I broke down my barbell and left feeling worse for having tried. Yes, the barbell was heavy. Yes, I was having an off-day. I probably hadn’t slept enough, eaten quite right, or perhaps I had had 1 too many drinks the night before. Regardless, my critical error was that I was trying to go it on my own. A few days later, I had the privilege of witnessing the scene above. I watched one of our athletes persevere through bonking and puking to finish a beast of a workout minutes after everyone else was done. It was inspiring and reminded me of the power of the community. It’s the reason I’ll be appearing in 4 group WODs a week for the foreseeable future.
Has there ever been a time when the only thing that kept you going was the camaraderie around you? Post to comments and be inspired.