Sometimes You Have to Jump a Little Higher

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Todd Katz in Uncategorized

Congratulations to everyone from Hammer Down who competed in the Games WOD yesterday. Here are your top three scorers for the week:

Ali Phillips 109
Sarah Mills 104
Darby Nelson 100

David Cooper 110
Kevin Thomas 109
Kevin Peterson 102

Even if you decided not to compete, give it some serious thought. What is the harm in at least for 7 minutes standing toe-to-toe (metaphorically) with the world’s fittest people? At least for one week, it answers the question, where you stand vis-a-vis your cohorts in this sport. It points out your weaknesses, not in an effort to degrade but for you to understand and to improve!!! To be better!!! Better at what? I think the answer is the “Unknown”. None of us knew what to expect. From the long-time CrossFitters, to the CrossFitters who have been doing this less than a week. Anxiety ran very high from the moment the workout was posted Wednesday night. I include myself in this distinction. Sure, I’ve done burpees, even added jumps to them from time to time. But I’ve never done them for 7 minutes with a jump and nothing else. I now have another tool added to the bank of what something unknown feels like. The more of these that I keep making deposits for, the better I will be at everything unknown. And I strongly believe that being better at the Unknown will make you better at everything in life.

100% of our competitors did the workout as prescribed!!! Everyone did great and everyone did what we asked. You went for it. You gave it everything you had for 7 minutes. You left nothing on the floor.

NOW Imagine for one minute (yes, I want everyone to imagine for 60 full seconds…. go get a stop watch… I’ll wait……….) Got a watch? ok, imagine for 60 seconds, if you lived your entire life the way you executed that workout yesterday? 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

What did you come up with? Are there areas in your life that you want to jump a little higher to? Go for it! Leave nothing on the floor. We’ve only got one life. Go LIVE IT!!!

  1. clawson410 says:

    A big shout out to Coach Cindy who did 90 and is in the masters division!

  2. Larry says:

    Very inspirational, Todd. Thank you. I had been feeling down due to my low score. Your post made me feel good about myself, even though my score was low. I dealt with being outside my comfort zone and persevered. That’s an important life skill.

  3. Monach says:

    Larry-You showed up and battled. That is all that matters.

  4. Amanda Esposito says:

    Great message coach! Thanks!

  5. Susie says:

    I had no idea why I entered, other than you asked us to, until I read your post!

  6. Kasey says:

    You’re all STUDS HDCF. Inspirational TK, Thanks Coach

  7. carol says:

    There needs to be the “Mod” version of Xfit Games…….no joke!

    I am still here just like all the others who are injured and NEVER gave up!!

    Gotta’ toot the horn for me and the rest of us gimps!

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