131115 Dare to Lose Yourself

The 'warrior spirit' is sometimes a cliched term. Nowadays with movies like 'Southpaw' and '300' it is easy to get enraptured with the thought of what it really means. There is also a tendency to place the 'warrior' on a pedestal because of the grit you must display in order to earn such a title. But the worst of all is thinking that in todays day of technology, material wealth, and entitlements, that there is a way to earn the 'warrior spirit' without going through the trials and hardships that have built the warriors of old. And this is the greatest mistake. Hard work builds character now just as it did then and leading a soft life is just going to weaken your resolve. Being nice and comfy places us mentally, physically, and emotionally in fear.. fear of suffereing... fear of committing. When we fear, we rob ourselves of the opportunity to live life to the fullest.

Now going back to your preconceived ideas of what a warrior is. It does not have to be the Skydiver, Navy Seal... No. A warrior can be someone who commits to joining CrossFit for 3 months and dedicating themselves to sticking with it. It can be immersing yourself in a new culture and learning a language. It could be running your first tough mudder! The point is that the warrior has no fear of the challenge. The warrior is resolved to dig in when things get uncomfortable. The warrior is not afraid to lose themselves in a moment in the hopes that on the other side, life will reveal a whole new clarity.

That, my friends, is a warrior and the warrior spirit. Expand you sense of sel every day warriors and be not afraid to lose yourself!

Baseline:

Lat Band Mobility/ Bully Band/ Pitchers Stretch 3-5 mins Lacrosse ball Mobility 3-5 mins

1X Through

10 Wall Climbs 30 Ring Rows

WOD:

10-1 2-20 Jerk @ 155/105 Chest TO bar Pull Up *Workout goes, 10 jerk/2 pulls, 9 Jerks/4 Pulls, 8jerks/6pulls.....

Rest 8 Mins Then do,

3 Rounds Not for time 20 GHD Sit Up 10 Barbell Bent Over Row 135-185/ 75-105