WOD, wall balls, rope climbs, snatch, muscle ups, clean n jerk, double unders…what?  Why can’t we just use normal words like throw a ball high up or jump rope too fast or ninja hop with excessive weight?  Duh, because to be on the inside of the non-cult you have to have your code language so you sound impressive to others when you use these terms. 

Things that are cool in this underground operation….ripping.  I don’t know about you but when is the last time you used the term rip and it was a good thing?  Here it’s like branding…a mark that shows you are one bad ________.  That’s right, fill in the blank…use anything and it’s valid.  Now not ripping just anything, ripping shorts isn’t good, ripping muscles..well, that’s good..but ripping hands.  I said..hands…torn.  Show your palms in our covert operation and people just know – they can tell you are one.  Ask one of us about the moment…we have a story that will be so gross you will curse yourself for asking.  I ripped.  I wish this read I am ripped..but it doesn’t.  I tore.  But my story isn’t one that is legit – I did bear crawls and dug glass into my hands.  I didn’t look when it happened because I would have face planted and glass in the face isn’t cool.  And had I fainted, hand over my non-cult membership card.  It’s not easy being such a nasty girl…(nasty means good everyone).

We also have big secret surprises!  Shhhhhh…no one leak what the WOD is for the day…that’s the big surprise.  When you come in, there it is…in the fancy dry erase ink…starring you down…reminding you that in about T-minus 20 minutes you will be on the verge of vomit if you work hard enough.  Surprise! 

Now I say all of this and sound like I am whining…not the case.  I actually like all of this.  Don’t judge.  It’s a new and unique way to do an intense workout that pushes you hard for a short amount of time.  It’s about forming unity with the group you are with and pushing each other.  To see every age range, every ability level go hard and have the full support of the group makes each session so refreshing. 

Why did I join?  If you keep doing what you have always done you will get what you always got.  It’s stepping out of what’s comfortable that helps shape you.  You will never know what you are missing out on unless you try.  I thieved this from a very high quality quote resource…facebook:  “The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.” – Dalai Lama  (which by the way I always thought it should be written Dolly Llama..carry on).

CrossFit – just by saying you go people will look at you different.  I promise.  But don’t go because of that, go because you like yourself enough to never settle for being ordinary.

And one last thing – first I started this sentence with an AND, and, I don’t care…In the great words of Steve Harvey “know the difference between your GIFT and your Passion”.  If you pour the amount of energy you have for your passion into your gift you will be on the road to success.  Think about it.

I like you all so much…more today because you made it to the end of this. 

Ripping Cheetah