The chipper from the 2009 CrossFit Games:
15 barbell cleans, 155#
30 box jumps, 24"
30 push press, 40# dumbells
30 double unders
15 thrusters, 135#
300 foot overhead lunge, 45# plate
Kara swinging kettlebells – why are all of our pictures of kettlebell WODs?!
We've posted this before, but it deserves another go. On the drive to the Rocky Mountain Sectional Games this year, Gino paraphrased this quote to get my head in the right place. I've read it often since then. For me it gives motivation. It inspires. It validates. It provides comfort. It says it all. What does it say to you?
The Man in the Arena – Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.