Being in the Game

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

If you CrossFit, you’re practicing living these words each and every time you show up for a workout. However, events like our local, quarterly CFLA Challenges, and the annual CrossFit Games are opportunities to really lay it out on the line. Tomorrow, 9 of our own CFLA members head down to Orange County for the Southern California CrossFit Games Regional Qualifiers. They will be competing for the 6 available individual slots for men and 6 for women to represent Southern California in the upcoming CrossFit Games. Best wishes to them all… Cheri, Dawn, Gretchen, Shirley, Jeff Levine, Jonesy, John Burch, Zeb and Andy.

Valla – front squat.

Today’s Workout

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Split Jerks (m-95, w-65)
10 push Jerks
10 pull-ups – dead hang
400m run



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