150 Wall Balls (20# to 10' target/14# to 9' target)
Quote of the Day: "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop." -- Lewis Carroll
The return of "Karen". We haven't done this in over a year. It was time to bring it back and for many it was a first time as well. This benchmark Girl is one that is relatively short, demands high output, and is both physically and mentally hard. Wait a second that's just like every other WOD!
While it's perfectly understandable to stress or worry about a workout, don't let it rule you to the point of being overly negative. It's a workout. At one time or another we all get caught up in how intimidating a WOD can be. I know I do. However letting it get to your head to the point that you either a) talk yourself into performing poorly or b) avoid the WOD and skip it altogether will result in sub-par training, less than ideal effort, a potential for injury, or a missed opportunity. Instead try to focus on things like: how you will attack it, what rep scheme or resting strategy you want to employ, or how efficiency of technique will help you move faster, safely. Switching your thought process is another aspect of training. CrossFit is somewhat unique in that it helps you train your body and your head. Each WOD pushes mental aspects that challenge toughness, perseverance and discipline. Don't fear it. Embrace the suck.
Today was cool to see so many people give each other strategy, tips, encouragement, and face something head on that many dread. After it was done the feeling of accomplishment more than made up for the burning legs, raspy cough and dead arms. Congrats to everyone, you are one benchmark down and 150 wall balls fitter!
The Most Clutch Athlete in CrossFit by CrossFit Games