“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 no 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
Yep, that pretty much sums it up. We stumble everyday. Others who never try, never know the stumbles we take to earn the successes we celebrate.
We drop the bar during a hard lift. We pick it up to do better the next time.
We set goals high and do the best we can to reach them. And although the road or “WOD” may be hard and we may fail along the way, we continue to press on, for the goal is greater than the smaller failures during the journey.
Does not reaching 100 burpees and 100 thrusters in 20 minutes mean you did not achieve a goal? It depends on how you look at it. Did you quit or did you fail? If you didn’t quit and you did the best you could do – never giving up, then you achieved the goal. As you know at CrossFit Raleigh, our goal is to be better than yesterday, to do the best you can do on that day. Failure … that’s all relative. Failure to hit a rep because you’ve exhausted yourself and on that 95th Thruster, your legs gave out – that’s failure in the best way. You have maximized your effort. You have pushed yourself to the furthest limit. You did the best you could do. That is what your goal… never give up and never allow a failure or a stumble to keep you from continuing forward towards your goal.
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.