Sunday, April 8, 2012

Why I Train.....



I woke up this morning feeling like someone had taken a baseball bat and smacked me across the back a few times with it. I don't particularly like that very much and it made me ask myself "Why do I train this hard?"

1. My Kids - Once you have kids your outlook changes on what's important in life. At some point I looked up and realized that in order to really be here for my kids, I needed to make sure that I would actually "be here". I've reached the point of my life where I am hearing of guys my age dying of heart attacks and other ailments so I decided to do something about it. On a side note, all those guys that died were married but I am sure that's unrelated....

2. Functional Fitness - Being functionally fit is different than being "ripped". Being "ripped" means you can walk across the pool deck with your shirt off without being self conscious.  Being functionally fit means you can pick your 10 year old up when they fall and carry them across a parking lot without breaking a sweat. It also means when the ripped douchebag at the pool is standing in your sunlight, you can snatch him over your head and toss his douchey ass in the pool.....

3. Self Confidence - Before CrossFit I felt like I constantly had self doubts about my ability to do things that were hard. Now I feel like anything is possible. Need help with your Quantum Physics homework? No problem. I just did "Fran". How hard could Physics be.....

4. Accomplishment - I get a sense of accomplishment when I complete a new workout or hit a new PR. It can be something simple like improving my time in a benchmark workout or something harder like setting a PR on a snatch. Most days it's simply having the ability to get out of bed and over to the shower without crying too much. I love this sh*t....

5. Sex - They say that sex is better when you are in good shape. I can confirm this. All those cleans have made my wrists super strong.....

Now if you will excuse me, I am going to go spend sometime with my girlfriend and by "girlfriend" I mean foam roller......




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