Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week are: “Bring a (Motivated) Friend Days” at Choice City CrossFit!! Many of you have been inviting buddies from work and telling people on social media, so thank you for spreading the word!! Can’t wait to see new faces in the gym and show them the amazingness that is CrossFit!
Topic for this week...the Struggle Bus. ALL ABOARD! Each of us are on our own journey in life and in fitness. Some days our transportation along that journey happens to be the infamous Struggle Bus. Maybe you’re sick, maybe it was a bad day at work, maybe you are not a huge fan of the WOD, maybe you don’t even know what’s wrong…there are an infinite number of reasons why someone inadvertently bought a one-way ticket on this Metro of Hard Times! Sometimes this is obvious to everyone around you and other times your'e keeping it together so nobody knows. Regardless, keep in mind that every single person is fighting their own battle so be kind and be considerate.
In CrossFit Land, every couple of days, I proudly take my seat on the Struggle Bus while eating a big slice of humble pie and wave out the window to all of those people lucky enough to be taking a leisurely stroll down Easy Street that day. Whether it be heavy lifting or those darn Muscle-Ups or life is just kickin' my butt, I find myself fighting to stay positive and work on my weaknesses. BUT I know in the end, every struggle develops me as a person and an athlete. When those days are done, I must remind myself that I’ve come to my destination and all I can do is reflect on my travels that day in an attempt to learn and reflect and move forward to the next day’s adventures.
So, buy your ticket if you need it today. Accept your seat on the Struggle Bus. Ride with pride. Stay the course. Get off when you’re ready. Don’t let this trip ruin your life or your day. Use this time wisely and find progress in your struggle…because that’s where it is.
Front squat 5, 5, 5, 5