Holiday Schedule:
Mon 24th – Last Class is 12:30pm
Tues 25th – Closed
Wed 26th – 7am, 9, 12:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 (on-ramp)

Thur 27th – Normal Schedule

Fri 28th – 7am, 9, 12:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 (on-ramp)

Sat 29th – 9:30am
Mon 31st – Last Class is 4:30pm

Tues 1st – 10am Class Only

Definition of fail:
1a : to lose strength : weaken, b : to fade or die away, c : to stop functioning normally

2a : to fall short, b : to be or become absent or inadequate, c : to be unsuccessful

What a horrifically dirty, negative word. Who would want to be associated with that?!?! No wonder we HATE to fail. We’ve been conditioned to believe that it’s something we’re not supposed to do in life. I totally understand that we don’t want to fail when it comes responsibilities and roles we have as friends, siblings, parents, spouses and students. When it comes to our workouts though, I couldn’t disagree more! Naturally we don’t want to suck at anything. However it’s important to know where you are on any given day of the week with a specific movement or lift. I fail…a lot! Matt likes to call it “reaching”. I like to call it a new “mini goal” when I fail. It’s important to set long term goals for yourself and smaller, shorter term ones along the way to keep you motivated. But that’s a whole different blog on goal setting. Point is, being open to failing will make you a better athlete. We may be falling short of a PR with a weight, or a certain box height, or maybe even getting double unders but nobody at SCF is unsuccessful. I have had the pleasure of witnessing members achieve their first kipping pullup + 7 more, a legit HSPU, a new PR on [insert Olympic lift here], their fastest mile time ever, more Cindy rounds, a faster Karen time, a heavier Grace weight, and so much more. Each and every member at SCF has something to celebrate and be proud of. Just think about where you were when you first started and now what you can do…such progress! What used to be failed attempts are now something you have no problem with doing.

Embrace the feeling of knowing you will fail. Use it as a learning experience rather than something you fear. I promise it will only make you physically and mentally stronger. So dictionary, you’re wrong! I encourage everybody to not get discouraged, identify and work on your weaknesses, and keep on “reaching”.

Shannon