One of my favorite contemporary movies is Fight Club. Not because of the testosterone laden hooliganism which overwhelms the plot, but because of its underlying theme: how a man learns to reject his boring and monotonous lifestyle. You don't have to go off the rail like Edward Norton's character did in the film - by creating an alter ego - to infuse some variety into your life. Simply by partaking in CrossFit you are already breaking that mold.
CrossFit is important because it offers a reprieve, in a small way, from the daily routines which dominate our lives: work, school, finances, family. Part of CrossFit is preparing for the unknown and unknowable, right? How cool is that? This concept stands in stark contradiction to what most of our lives actually are: adherence to some mundane schedule imposed on us by someone or something else. I often shake my head as I walk by the fogged windows of these packed globo gyms. What I see staring back at me is a sad expression of people prolonging their dull lives through their same old boring workout routines.
No matter how minuscule the act, try something new everyday. Break out of your comfort zone. It's good to exercise not just the body, but also the mind.
3 rounds for time of:
50 Hip Extensions
100 Double Unders