Feb 23rd, 2018
Friday Night Lights – TONIGHT
Join us on Friday night today to kick off the 2018 Open Season! We’ll have assigned heats and an awesome atmosphere to help push you through your first open WOD. Take the opportunity to cheer on your community and your team members for The internal Open. You can sign up for Friday Night Lights by clicking HERE. If you haven’t registered for the open yet click HERE for the Crossfit Games website and be sure to select Crossfit Southie for your affiliate and your team!
*Reminder – there will be NO regular classes tonight! Get signed up for FNL and have some fun!
*Heats will be posted on the blog as soon as possible on Friday. There will be no lead warm up, but coaches will be able to assist you. Be sure to come in early and get ready for the WOD!
In-House Open Teams
- Check our Google Doc to see what team you’re on! If you registered after Thursday afternoon you will be added to a team by Monday night
- Once you’ve found your name, enter in your email to coordinate with your team captain
- Start thinking of a team name!
- Your 18.1 ranking within the gym will be entered into our google document and the team with the lowest ranking for 18.1 wins week 1!
- Round 4 of a 5 round WOD: legs, hurting; heart, pounding; lungs, exploding; fatigue sets in.
Every CrossFitter from novice to elite will reach this critical threshold and SHOULD reach it every time we WOD. This marks the turning point where we will either beat the time we have striven for, or fizzle out in a fatigue-induced slouch over our barbell.
The difference between these two polar opposite paths comes down to one intangible factor: mental toughness.
Mental toughness represents our will to succeed; the driving force that will push us past our pre-conceived physical limits. Too often, I see athletes who assure me they cannot go further because something on their body “hurts.” Of course they’re “hurting” – that’s the point of CrossFit. If this WOD was easy, it wouldn’t be doing the job it was programmed to do. A massive difference exists between injury and hurt. Injury = physical inability to continue because something is broken. Hurt = pain from workout.
Suck it up. All of us feel it and all of us have been guilty of sandbagging during a WOD at one point in time. I can personally tell all reading that my most frustrating WOD experiences have come after I have quit on myself and personally known that I could have and should have done better – no one should ever have that feeling post-WOD. We all reach that point where putting down the bar for a minute or stopping a run feels like the easy thing to do. Leaving a WOD should parallel the feeling of leaving the arena after playing for a championship or walking out of the office after interviewing for our dream job. We should have the feeling that we put our maximum effort and every ounce of sweat and blood into this endeavor and if we came up short of our goal, at least we gave it all we had, physically AND mentally.
When the athlete who tells me they “can’t” is pushed and encouraged a little, they do exactly what they insisted they could not. Every time. As a staff, we will not always be there every time to tell an athlete to push themselves. It comes down to your own mental toughness. Push past your pain threshold. Suck it up, think “I can crush this” and pick up the bar. Don’t sell yourself short – any of us can do anything if we believe in our abilities and act upon this realization.
Open Workout 18.1