CrossFit: Encourage, Chase & Congratulate

When I got to the gym tonight for the 6:30 class, Whitney was already there putting in some work. You might remember her from a few days ago when we were both trying to nail our first muscle-up. If she hadn’t stayed after class & tried them, I might still be searching for my first one.

I said I would do whatever I could to help her get there. The only problem is… she got there two days ago!

Welcome to the muscle-up club, Whitney.

Encourage, Chase, Encourage, Chase, Repeat

I’m not really sure what order these should go, but I know they’ve been there in every CrossFit workout I’ve ever done. Tonight was no different.

The workout…

4 Rounds for Time
200m run
10 kettlebell swings
10 pushups
10 situps

Dave E. was haulin’ ass on the first 200m. Blistering pace. Running is one of my strengths, but there was no way I was keeping up with him. Not if I wanted to have anything left for the other 3 movements. We were all chasing him.

In Round 2, Sam beat me out the door. That became a recurring theme in rounds 3 & 4. But each time, I beat her back in the gym. I chased her. She chased me. And we encouraged each other along the way.

I don’t know if I made her push any harder, but she sure had me giving max effort. And as soon as we finished (within 10 seconds of each other), she was the first high five I gave out.

That’s what we do at CrossFit Addict. Chase greatness. Give encouragement. Congratulate one another.

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