THE ELEPHANT

THE ELEPHANT

CONGRATS TO THE INFERNITES THAT BATTLED AT THE DYNAMIC DUALS THIS SUNDAY!!!!  Kassi and Amanda Placed 3rd in Women's RX Division, Mike and Johnny placed 8th in Mens RX, and Lee and ELvis placed 11th in Mens RX!  GREAT JOB YOU GUYS!!

How is it that there are some people seem to be able to keep going even when they are tired?  I mean you think you are plugging along and you look over and there is someone that just doesn't seem to stop.  And this is not only in the gym but could be at work, or just in life.  What do they have that you don't have??  Well, it could just be that they are better at that particular thing than you.  Not a big deal but not really the point either.  The more important thing is how do YOU get to be able to do more!  What I see most of the time is that in any of the different situations this can occur, the person that is struggling is seeing the ENTIRE task as one big gigantic ball.  It's the old "eating an elephant at one time instead of bite by bite" thing.  When you are in the heat of battle, one of the best things you can do is keep your head only on the one rep you are doing at that one time. Not thinking about the next 10 reps or the movements after, or what the next round is going to feel like.  Just that one rep.  When you do this then the task is MUCH smaller than thinking about all the reps added up.  The addition MAKES the big elephant that you have to eat.  But if you think of one rep at a time then, you are back to the single bites you will need to finish it.  So the next time you are struggling with all the "stuff" you have to do, just bring your focus all the way down to the single thing you have to do.  Then do that. and then do that one more time.  then do that one more time.  And then you will be done:)

FEEL THE BURN!!!

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OPPORTUNITIES

I was doing one of my seminars this past weekend and had an amazing group in attendance.  At the beginning of the class, I always go through an introduction of everyone, how long they have been doing CrossFit and what they are hoping to get out of the class.  I get many of the same responses: recovery, programming, how to keep up with the youngsters, and how to keep feeling ok as they get older.  One of the activities we do during the day is a workout.  Depending on the class it will be either a preset workout and/or one that they class designs.  Anyways, there was a woman who said during the introduction that she wanted to figure out how she can get better at working out and start to feel good again.  During the workout, she got really down on herself and even said that she didn't deserve to be there in the class with the other "athletes".  I was bummed that she felt this way.  She was letting the idea of EVERYONE else, just being there, cloud what she was doing for herself.  She was losing the whole reason she was there.  We all do things like workout, diet, take a class or something that WE want to do for us.  We may have been a little nervous about signing up but we were still excited.  Excited because we were on the precipice of doing something for ourselves that going to make us better.  This is one of the most important things we can do for yourself.  Because its so important we can NOT care about anyone else being there, or what they MIGHT think, or what they ARE saying, or anything.  Can't even let our thoughts go away from our head any further than the actual task. If we do then we are losing precious opportunities for ourselves.  Take every opportunity to make yourself better and pull everything you can from it.  You ALWAYS deserve to be there and to do whatever it is you are doing.  You deserve to be the best version of you.  No one should ever have the power to take that from you!  :)

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GOOD LUCK

GOOD LUCK

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE INFERNITES AT THE DYNAMIC DUELS COMPETITION TODAY!!!!  HAVE FUN AND KICKASS!!!! :)

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SAMAN

SAMAN

I got this from an old member of ours that is teaching abroad in Thailand:

Hi Bill! Hope all is well back in SLO! I’m sure you’ve heard in the news about the cave rescue here in Thailand. It’s been such a heartwarming experiencing being in Thailand and watching the Thai people rally together to support the efforts in rescuing these boys and their coach. A box in Chiang Mai, where the cave was, has put together a hero WOD to pay tribute to the man who died trying to save the boys. My box here is doing it this Saturday and it would be awesome to spread the love across the globe and have Inferno do the hero WOD as well.

Here’s some information about it:

If you have been following the story about the Thai boys that were stuck in the cave for 17 days, its been a huge success because they all got out ALIVE!
But sadly one man, a Thai Navy Seal - Saman Kunan died during this mission to rescue the boys. We found this dedicated #herowod at Crossfit Chiang Mai.

The workout explained is 8 rounds because the kids were 3.2 km inside the cave 400m x 8 = 3.2

13 for the boys and their coach

17 for the how long they were trapped inside the cave.

Well, when an INFERNO member calls, the INFERNO FAMILY goes to work:)

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I, YOU

I, YOU

It's very easy to get caught up in our own crap.  We have to deal with people and things and we can lose ourselves in a downward spiral of feeling sorry for ourselves.  It's very easy.  We lose control and we aren't sure how to get it back.  The fact is that no matter how bad we think we have it, there will always be others in worse situations.  And some still are able to make something of their world.  On the plane ride, I saw the movie "I, Tonya".  Its a biography about Tonya Harting, the famed ice skating champion that fell from grace.  Without going into the entire movie, she had a VERY messed up life.  A wacko mom, a dad that left, a boyfriend/husband that beat her, no money, and was always under the thumb of everyone around her....unless she was skating.  When she skated she was amazing.  She was powerful.  She was really, really good.  And even though she had to fight and kick for every single thing she got (if she got them at all since she wasn't what "skating" or "America" wanted), she never gave up.  She fought for everything.  She didn't have much love if any around her.  But she didn't stop.  She didn't have any money, but she didn't stop.  She had a goofball husband and her looney friend that tried to do good by her and take out Nancy Kerrigan.  Obviously, that backfired on her.  But she still didn't stop.  The world laughed at her and she still didn't stop.No she didn't end up the champ. No, she didn't make millions.  But she never stopped and felt sorry for herself.  The fight in her was amazing.  She didn't give up or blame anyone.  She would just fight.  I think we need to follow her lead a little bit.  We let things derail us, or stop us in our track way too much and way to easy.  Don't let it happen.  Don't feel sorry for yourself or blame it on someone else. Just keep fighting.  I know that I'd rather go out fighting then just slowly fizzle away without giving it my all.  I think you would too:)

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