Archive for August, 2012
Here is a video we posted over 2 years ago. It was a day that will not be forgotten… It was the day that Jay Sharpe, known now for his strength and high work capacity, was made to look like a little girl by, well; a little girl. It’s amazing to see how much the two of these athletes have changed over the last 2 years. Thanks Jay for being such a good sport and thank you Emilee for you continued hard work and diligence!
Finally got around to putting this together. I hope that you all enjoy!!! Have a great Tuesday!
As we get closer to the 21st and 22nd of October and the 3rd Annual “SOUTH GEORGIA THROWDOWN!” you will begin to see more information out there about that weekend. Feel free to shoot me a text or ask us questions on Facebook about the event. If you do send a text, please include your name and location so I actually know who i’m talking to. Thank you in advance and keep your eyes peeled for up and coming news on this year’s THROWDOWN!!! In the meantime, there is a page on the left that has some basic info.
When were we taught to compare ourselves to others? When were we taught that what someone else did was better than what we did? Did it start in grade school when we got picked last for the kickball team? Or maybe in high school when our classmate Jessica did something right while we were scolded for doing the opposite? Or was it when we got older and our best friend lifted more than we did at the gym?
Whatever the situation may be, we compare ourselves. We compare ourselves to friends, classmates, coworkers, and even our significant others. We worry about what others are accomplishing and dwell on what we have not. And while worrying, we forget our own accomplishments. We forget our goals. And we forget how far we have come.
I watch people compare themselves every day in the gym. I watch them stare at another person’s barbell while they load their own. I watch them worry about beating another person’s time so much they completely throw form out the door. And I watch others sink into frustration and sadness when they don’t beat their friend’s score. But what is that accomplishing? How are we improving ourselves if the only thing we are doing is steering off our own course and trying to follow the path of another?
As I get older and wiser (just let it be known, I’m 24 so I really know nothing), I have figured out that I don’t want to follow someone else’s path. I want to create my own destiny. And, yes, I know how lame that sounds. But I don’t want to be like anyone else. I don’t want to set my goals based on someone other than myself.
The thing is, I can’t lift 200lbs over my head. I can’t string together muscle ups like the athletes you watch on TV. And I can’t do strict handstand push ups. Yet. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t worked my ass off. That doesn’t mean I don’t try. That doesn’t make me a sh*tty athlete. It makes me human. And as humans, we have to work for what we want to accomplish. Thinking about what others have done doesn’t make us stronger. Getting our ass in the gym, does. Blood, sweat, and tears do.
In my 24 years of figuring out who the hell I am, I have finally figured out that I don’t want to be anyone but myself. CrossFit has taught me that comparing myself to others will get me nowhere. Hard work will. Not f*cking wishful thinking. Not hoping and dreaming to be like someone else. Setting my goals high and working to accomplish those goals are what make me who I am.
So stop comparing yourself to others. Stop trying to be someone else. Start figuring out what the hell you are going to accomplish today. Then do it.
Written by: Juli Bauer of PaleOmg.com
There will be no Saturday class this weekend, we will be in Columbus competing at “Rumble by the River.” As far as I know Neil and Dusti are the only individuals competing on Saturday, while Merritt, Shae, Marlin, Angie, Devin, Bill, Sam and myself will be competing in the team competition on Sunday. Safe travels to all who will be in attendance.
Do you want to lift like Kendrick Farris? Well, don’t we all??? Although we may not ever wear our country’s colors and perform on an international stage, we can ALL improve on these lifts. This Friday we will be hosting an Olympic lifting clinic here at WCCF from 5:30pm until 7pm. This clinic is free to the members of WCCF and all are encouraged to come. If you are wanting to be more efficient at the Clean, Jerk and Snatch, this clinic is for you! If you are not a member of WCCF however, and would still like to participate, you can do so by paying the standard $25 “Drop In” rate. There will be NO class at 5pm or 6pm in order to hold the clinic! 4pm class will be as regularly scheduled. We look forward to seeing you here on Friday!
A great big ATTA BOY goes out to WCCF’s own Phil Arnold who, after years of being off the mat, came in 2nd place in Missouri’s “Show Me State Games!” In the above video, you can see a little of Phil in action. This particular competitor outweighed Phil by 50lbs! Great job Phil! We are all very proud of you’re accomplishments!!!
Please remember that this Saturday is our annual “Mateo” WOD to benefit families of SMA! Please be here at 9am and plan to stay until 10:30. Last year we were able to raise over $5,000 for the charity, let’s see if we can top that! Thank you all in advance for your support!