Get off the Sideline!
Have you ever paused before signing up for a competition or event wondering why bother if you have no chance of winning? Has that thought stopped you? Has it prevented you from entering one of our Challenges? If so, dare I say that you’re missing the point? Had I been thinking this way 14 years ago, it would have stopped me from entering my first Eco Challenge. Which, had I not competed in, would have meant that I probably wouldn’t be writing this blog right now. Literally, my life can be divided up into two segments – “Before Eco ’95,” and “After Eco ’95.” Registration for the race was $10,000, for which I had no teammates, no one else to share the cost, no idea what I was doing, no experience, no one to help me prepare, and certainly no chance of winning! Yet, looking back on my life, that race was responsible for the entire direction of my life toward health and fitness!
I’m not saying that every time you register for an event, it will change your life, but then again, how do you know that it won’t? Get down out of the cheap seats, quit watching, get into the game – ALL the way, be part of the community of participants, join in the fray, get practice being enrolled, don’t bootleg – be official… your life may depend on it!
Here’s a link to fellow Affiliate, CrossFit Watertown’s blog about being in the arena (thanks, Lisbeth!)
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 dumbbell Shoulder Press
15 Kettlebell Swings