“Work Hard, Play Hard”
By Jamie Toland
CrossFit has a new series of promotional videos — Awakening, The Barista, The Carpenter —which show regular people going about their lives and jobs but making time to train CrossFit. As I head back to my “real job” (high school English teacher and soccer coach) this week, I am inspired by these ads and reminded that fitting in training around my work schedule and life takes a little more effort but needs to remain a focal point.
I’m also reminded of a quote last week from CrossFit: “This is CrossFit. No one is going to stop you from stopping. Nobody is going to be disappointed if you scale down. You have nothing to prove to anyone but to yourself. And that might be the most important aspect of CrossFit.” —Adam Coccia
Nothing’s easy about CrossFit. And I don’t want it to be easy. When I get up at 4:15 a.m. to drive 20 minutes so I can train at 5 in the morning, it’s not easy. I know that there will be some days when my body and mind will get more used to the early rise and grind, but this first week back will be a struggle. Training with the 5 a.m. class and then coaching the 5:45 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. groups before heading into a full day in front of 100 new students is going to be a daunting schedule. Throw more than two hours of soccer coaching in each day this next week and I know I’ll be wiped out every night.
This is my choice. It’s not easy. But it’s what I love to do. Continue reading here.
Back Squat 4-4-4-4 @ 90%
Bench Press 4-4-4-4 @ 90%
at 0:00 complete 1 set of back squat, at 2:00 complete 1 set of bench press. Continue alternating sets every 2 min for 16 mins
50 Box Jumps