One of my favorite things to write on the board next to any of your names is the word PR. What an amazing accomplishment. Think about! When we write PR next to your name, that means you did something that day that you have never done before. This actually means, the older you get, the more incredible that feat is. If you are 40 years old and we write PR next to your name, that means in the 40 years you have lived on this earth, you have never done what you just did. Who else outside of CrossFit can go home at the age of 40 and say I did something today that I have never done before? Not many…
Summer is here!
Ultimately I CrossFit so I can always be able to enjoy the great outdoors and to stay fit enough to go out and explore and play and discover new things. I have always found it sad as I was growing up when I heard grownups say, “I can’t do that. I am just too old.” or “When I was young…” While sometimes as an adult, I know we use that excuse to avoid doing something that we just don’t want to do, I hope to never be in the circumstance where I say those things because I literally am unable to do what I once was able to do. (I’m sure that day will come but not yet!)
One of the important aspects about the CrossFit philosophy that I don’t think is preached enough is;
“Regularly learn and play new sports.” -Greg Glassman
Greg Glassman has put this into his initial training when we become CrossFit coaches. I think this pertains to us as adults just as much as it does to kids as they grow up. There are so many things out there that I have never tried but the awesome thing about getting and staying in shape is that as we get older we can still try new things.
I want to challenge you all to think about something that you have always wanted to try and to put it on your goals list to pursue it this summer or by the end of the year. OR think about something you once loved to do but stopped for whatever reason and start it back up! Or teach it to your kids and do it with your kids. I don’t care what it is. It doesn’t even need to be overly physical. It could be something that is mentally challenging. It doesn’t matter but do something out of your routine.
I hope you all always strive to challenge yourself inside of the box and outside the box. I love seeing posts of you on social media utilizing your fitness to enjoy your lives. Seeing you out on hikes with your families and out playing on the water or in the mountains or running 5ks, 10ks, or marathons or ragnars or whatever else that you do to take your fitness outside the gym walls. It’s refreshing to see you all living life to the fullest and using your hard earned fitness to do so.