16OCT14: It’s a Privilege


16OCT14: It’s a Privilege

It’s a Privilege:

So a couple nights back my pops and I were skyping. We try to do this as often as possible and it’s usually just to talk about things father and sons do. “How’s work?” or “How was your day?” or more importantly, “How was your workout today?” To paint the scenario, my dad is a monster and he would outwork me on numerous wods. He works hard, researches and actively seeks ways to become a better version of himself through Crossfit. Long story short, my Dad suffered a spinal cord injury and went through flaccid paralysis of both legs. Fast forward a couple years to present time, my dad is nothing short of a miracle and he is walking again and crushing workouts.

Anyways I digress.

I proceeded to tell my dad what I did in my workout that day, how coaching went and what else is going on in my life. My dad did the same. In the midst of his recap of his day, he said something that blew me away. “So today in my workout I got to run a mile and a half”… Wait a minute… (Let’s run that back). “…I GOT to run a mile and a half”.  He said that as if it was a privilege to run. And for how weird that sounds, it is exactly that. It is a blessing that we can we live in a world were we have the freedoms to go to a gym and workout. Friends and family that support and take part in activities with us, and a body that is healthy and capable of so much more than we can imagine.  My dad has an awesome perspective on something as simple as working out that I wish would catch our society like a brush fire.  Going to the gym should never be a hassle. It should be a privilege.

Coach D



B) 300m row,

25 pull ups,

300m row,

25 wall balls,

300m row,

25 C2B pull ups,

300m row,

25 GHD sit ups,

300m row