The coaches have been noticing that some folks are determining that certain workouts aren’t for them. We’ve addressed this by not posting the WODs until later in the day, not at the start of the day. However, I did a little experiment over the last couple of weeks to see if posting the WODs at various times would make a difference in attendance. Well, as you could have guessed based on this post, that it has.
We shall call this “cherry-picking”. For those of you who aren’t sure what this might entail, I shall explain it briefly. The term “cherry-picking” according to Merriam-Webster means to select the best or most desirable. Of course that “selection” is different for everyone. However, the use of cherry-picking is the same. Person 1 may decide that doing “Fran” 21-15-9 of Thrusters and Pull-ups isn’t the most desirable WOD for today, so they choose not to come perform the workout. While Person 2 decides that “Fran” is the most desirable so they choose to come in to WOD.
By selecting not to come perform Fran, Person 1 has made the choice to avoid an uncomfortable workout. This may not always be the case. However, 9 out of 10 times, the likely reason for not attending the WOD is that it is not desirable for that person. What is really being addressed by not participating? Only calling out that you are choosing to avoid something. That “wanna” factor that was addressed in a previous post has disappeared.
As a CrossFit Raleigh athlete, you should tackle every WOD the same – with all out, foot to the floor, eyes on the prize, no-holding back determination, to do the best you can do on that day regardless of the task at hand.
So ask yourself, why you are really deciding not to participate in the WOD today. Is it because you deem it as “hard”, or that it is a weakness of yours? All excuses. Attack your weakness and you will get better at it. To be better in general, simply recognizing that you are turned off by a certain movement, is a step in the right direction. Now that you have done so, attack it! You will only get better with practice – that means practicing that movement or the technical pieces of it. Sitting at home and avoiding it, should make you upset. Upset that you aren’t giving yourself enough credit, the actual chance of getting better at it.
Your coaches are here to guide you. If things look scary, we are here to help you and so are your fellow CFR athletes. We all have weaknesses and we all have strengths. Use your strengths to help someone else’s weakness and we all become better.
31 Heroes WOD
Saturday, Sept. 3 – 9:30 a.m.
Instead of a regular WOD day, we will host this special WOD at 9:30 a.m. This will be the only WOD for the day. We have no idea what the WOD is, so we will have to make plans as information arrives. There will be no 10:30 a.m. WOD, but we will likely run heats for this special 31 Heroes WOD, so everyone can participate, which means we will be at the box through the 10:30 a.m. class time. Show up at 9:30 a.m. to support everyone and in return, CFR athletes will stick around to support you! Check out the website here to learn how to register, donate and get a shirt for the event.
We will be open for two classes ONLY on Monday, Sept. 5 – 930-1030a and 1030-1130a.
Fight Gone Bad 6
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Noon
Location: At the box.
– You must sign up at the box. We have to schedule the heats.
– Also you must register online to participate and help raise money for the foundations included in the event. See below for instructions. Everyone can get a few bucks from a friend right? Every little bit helps.
And here we go looking forward to another big event – the coaches at CFR are expecting a big turnout for this one! Every CFR athlete should participate. Fight Gone Bad 6 – we’ve been talking about FGB and we’ve done it at the box. This time, it’s for real. This 1 day, 1 workout, 1 purpose WOD will take place on Sat., Sept. 17 at noon. Location is TBD…. but we are hoping for a big event! Let’s show the world that CFR cares about raising money for the charities: Special Operations Warrior Benefit, Camp Patriot and CrossFit Kids Foundation. Not only is this event benefitting our military and future firebreathers, but it is just plain freaking AWESOME! CrossFit Raleigh will be putting up some prizes as well for the top male and female performances (total score – not sure what the heck that is? Be sure to click the link above and watch this video).
Register with the CrossFit Raleigh team today and put the date on your calendar!
Link to register with CrossFit Raleigh for FGB6.