Big congratulations goes out to all the ladies with their Crossfit babies on the way!
As you lay there on the floor, your body hurts, everything around you is moving – all you wish for at that moment is to do absolutely nothing yet you cannot. “One more, one more . . . get up right now” is all you can hear screaming at you. This is your defining moment where your heart takes over and dedication prevails over the instinct to stop. You stand back up and get back at it. The yelling of encouragement continues and before you know it there are 5 seconds left. Time to make a decision – do you stop and give yourself those 5 early seconds of recovery time? or do you crush it and push that little extra to get just one more rep in?
Lately I’ve been noticing more and more that everyone at Factory Square has been continually pushing for that little extra. I cannot even begin to tell you how much joy that brings me! I’m sure some of you have heard me referencing the “chase” and this is exactly that. It’s getting that one extra rep in, putting those 5 extra pounds on the bar, trying to catch up to those who inspire you to be a better person. No matter what it may be, everyone is chasing something. You can say things like one extra rep will not make a difference but in the long run it does. It is the chase that helps shape who we are one WOD at a time.
Everyone has been working so hard on their weaknesses and I encourage you all to continue to do so. If you are not already, try picking one thing to strive for during your next workout and see if it makes a difference for you. Some days will seem easier than others but no matter what day it is, or what your fitness goals are, you are there and that’s all that matters. Always remember to be pushing for the chase and you will find something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.