Some Things Never and Always Change

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A) Power Clean
EMOM 7: 1 per min.

B) EMOM 15 for Strict Pull up reps rotating following movements:
1. Max effort strict pullups
2. 5 Power Cleans @ 57.5% of heaviest EMOM weight
3. 10 Front Squats @ same weight


OPEN WOD #3It’s interesting to me how much meaning we put onto the things that happen around us. Really, I think most of what’s in our lives has little do with us. I mean, here’s the situation: I get migraines. I’ve gotten migraines for twenty-plus years. When I get more of them, I look at my life and look for reasons. Am I stressed? Am I doing overhead exercises in my workouts? Am I drinking wine? There must be a reason for the situation. When I get fewer of them I think I’m sleeping better, eating better, relaxing better, or I’ve found some magic combination of supplements, herbs, what-have-you to make it better.

And sometimes in the face of it all, I think nothing makes a difference, and I’m not sure much of anything makes them better.

And that alone makes me want to cry. I don’t want to feel like there’s nothing I can do about it. I don’t want to feel powerless in the face of life.

Maybe you’ve got something similar – a knee, a lower-back, a foot, a malady, a disease. You spend a lot of time and energy trying to fix yourself, to adjust your life, and to alleviate the problem. You invest time, money, and emotions. You worry your family and you vex your coach. And is it truly the best expenditure of your energy

Don’t get me wrong. I am fully committed to one day being migraine-free, but I’m also committed to not getting overwhelmed by today. ‘Cause it’s really, really easy to have a bad day and make it mean every day is going to be bad, and every day will always be like this. And that’s not so. When you’re bogged down with an injury, when you’re on your third cold in a row, or when you’ve just been feeling blue for a long time, remember: it’s not always going to be this way. Tomorrow, in fact, is an opportunity for something new. Maybe even a few hours from now is an opportunity for something new. And the new thing will come sooner if you remember it’s possible and leave the door open for it.

Becca Borawski served as Program Director at CFLA for seven years and is now part of the extended coaching family. She is the managing editor for Breaking Muscle, a website designed for real athletes and real coaches. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is most likely preparing a paleo meal at this very moment.




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