“Moments” Guest Blog by GC Cava
By GC Cava
I’ve been very fortunate to learn from some of the most game changing coaches of their profession, EVER! Coach Kenny Kane is already on the path of introducing the current CFLA coaching staff to you through videos on the monthly newsletter, but really you all already KNOW these people because of what they do as athletes, but more so what they do for you as coaches. Can you see the progress of the community as a whole? Nope you can’t really see it all, but we’ve made a point to share certain “moments” with you all through social media, but nothing can be as profound as being PRESENT. Whether you’re achieving some sort of PR moment or you’re in class with students that achieve a PR, you’re in the moment and it inspires you to no end.
We as coaches thrive in your achievement as students, we live for your PR moments as well as your breakthrough moments where you get through a mental toughness wod, or even a particular skill you never thought you could perform. Your performance is gratifying to us, and we live by the mantra of “your movement, MOVES Me!” But what of your moments of failure or loss?!?!? Every person from every walk of life has gone through adversity, and how they choose to respond to that adversity often tells you a lot about their character. We’re entering a new cycle that will either enlighten you or crush your spirits. Either way, you’re learning something about yourself or your community, they’ve all bought into the learning experience and understand that the process will produce a “MOMENT” of greatness or improvement. All of you have experienced winning and losing, and it’s often the losing that produces great moments. As we all search for the eternal question of “how”, you’ve already achieved something no one can take away from you, a moment of clarity that you are okay with the result of the day because you’re PRESENT.
Showing up everyday has been a theme of most of the recent athlete profiles, and it must be true, because all those people appreciate being present and focused on improvement or else they would never show up! You want that moment of triumph, and it comes with consistent presence, your attentiveness to your coaches, your focus on your own movement, and your awareness of the communities direction toward Mastery of Movement. To Diz’s previous point in her blog, our coaches have gone through some personal loss that leaves us all in a state of shock and sorrow, and often at a loss for words, we wish we could console them in some form, but as aptly put by Mark Semos during our Memorial Day epic Pre-Murph speech, honor these people by being a better person, that will resonate and show everyone how much you really care about them.
6 Inverted burpees
12 Toes to bar
18 Box jumps (24/20)
Saturday’s Workout – TBA
Partner A: 500m Row
Partner B: AMRAP of 5 Thrusters, 10 KB Swings, 20 Bar Hops
Partner A 400m Run
Partner B: AMRAP of 5 Hang Power Cleans, 10 KB Goblet Squat, 20 Bar Hops
And Coming Monday
10 Push presses (135/95)
10 Alt Pistols