Friday, September 9, 2011

Reminder:

There will not be a 9am class tomorrow (Saturday). Instead please join us for a workout in Avon as we congratulate CrossFit Venture on their Grand Opening. We will meet at CrossFit Junction at 7:45am to carpool. It’s about a 2 hour drive. WOD heat registration begins at 10am, heats kick off at 11am. We have plenty of room if you’d like to join us. Everyone is welcome!!

WOD-

Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
15 Wall ball shots (20#/14# to 10′ target)
10 Burpees

This is Ali when she first paid us a trial visit at the very beginning of summer, hopping in on “The Chief”. Lucky for us she came back, came back again, and is now regularly stomping mud holes. Thanks for the awesome work ethic Ali. You never fail to bring it.
The following is an excerpt from one of my favorite blogs, anywherefit.
I asked myself, “What is it that I enjoy so much about fitness?”¬†Answers came fast and loud.
There’s the scientific knowledge that I’m preparing myself for a lifetime of health and strength, curbing my chances of contracting a whole myriad of ailments like heart disease, diabetes, even certain types of cancer.
There’s the physiological response, a sort of competitive cocktail, that occurs when raw adrenaline and exercise-induced endorphins mix with the fear of failure and the joy of success. If you’ve been there, you know what I mean– “sense of accomplishment” doesn’t quite cover it.
Then there’s something else. It’s a bit deeper down and was a little harder for me to put my finger on. I’m not sure everyone feels it to the same degree, or perhaps some just don’t recognize it as quickly as others. It’s the idea that our bodies were built for action in the same way our minds were built for thought. While our brains were meant to reason, explore, and problem solve, our bodies were designed to stand up to the forces of nature and its many elements. Now, naturally, times have changed and the level to which said strength is a necessity has changed with them. But, as developed and evolved as we are, primitive cortexes and neuro-pathways still exist that really enjoy when the body fulfills its intended purpose. Imagine the feeling you get after you’ve just watched seasons 1-4 of The Office back to back on dvd; the lethargic, stiff, rooted to the couch, slovenly portrait of modern civilization that now substitutes for your body. Now imagine you’re on that same couch, 20 minutes after scaling a climbing wall, or moving 10 yards of dirt from the front yard to the back , or doing 5 rounds of “Fight Gone Bad.” You just challenged your body in the physical manner for which it was intended and it responded. Sure, it was painful. Sure, you were convinced half way through that you’d never do it again. But now that it’s done…
So, armed with these answers, I concluded that my physical pursuits were not only justifiable in the face of critical scrutiny, they were essential. In order to feel truly fulfilled, I need to be challenged in all aspects. Wherever I am.
Thoughts?