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August 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Friday 08/13/10

in: Workout

WOD:

Complete as many rounds as possible in 3 minutes of:

3 Push Jerk
5 Front Squat
7 Power Clean
(men’s weight 155#, women’s weight 105#)

Rest 1 minute and repeat for a total of 4 cycles. At the beginning of the next cycle, pick up where you left off. Post the total number of completed rounds to comments.

Kay is a recent graduate of the KCF Fundamentals Program. Welcome to the family Kay!

Convenient
by Mindi Martinez

Let’s talk about the words convenient/convenience. I was sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner and flipping through the new IKEA catalog. I stumbled upon a description of a bed that had drawers underneath and the catalog said something like – drawers below to stash many items or your computer so you don’t have to get out of bed. I actually went through a few more pages before those words actually set in and I flipped back to that particular page. I started thinking about the “convenience” of having somewhere to stow shit so I wouldn’t have to move. Then I realized that with my convenient tiny mobile phone I don’t have to get up and go answer the phone because most likely it’s right next to me. Same with the multiple remotes for the television/cable/dvd, I don’t have to get up and walk across the room to change the channel etc. It is incredibly easy to move as little as possible in our world. We are definitely moving towards WALL-E territory people. And that is incredibly scary.

The definition of convenient is: well-suited with respect to facility or ease in use; easy or comfortable for use. The definition of convenience is: something that increases comfort or saves work. I understand that some conveniences are important in order to save time (an entirely different discussion) but most of them are excuses to not do the work. Life is work and we need to do the work. Our health and all-around well-being depends on it. I’m not saying that we should never be comfortable or never take the easy route, but it shouldn’t be the only option. We have to think about the repercussions and results (or lack of) that come from embracing easy.

CrossFit is not convenient; it is not comfortable or easy. It is not convenient to be sore. It is not comfortable to have ripped and bloody hands or rope burns. It is definitely not easy to lift that heavy load, to sprint hard all 400 meters to the end, or stay steady through a 2K row. Sticking to the Zone or going Paleo is not convenient. For some of you the trek to the box is not convenient. What CrossFit is: incredibly hard work, lots of sweat, maybe some tears and above all commitment. So why do you do it?

  • Kevin & Marit – you two speak the truth!

    Posted by: Dan H 8:42 pm on August 13th, 2010
  • 5 Rounds Rx. That was a rough one. Not really looking forward to Steph’s Birthday WOD.

    Posted by: Brian 6:44 pm on August 13th, 2010
  • Ditto what Kevin said! Great post, Mindi!

    Posted by: Caroline 6:33 pm on August 13th, 2010
  • Nurturing a good esteem though accomplishment, self discipline, social acceptance and support, better self image and better health. It’s in hardships that we grow the most, self imposed or not. A pain in your brain or in your muscles… Either way, it promotes growth and I desire to grow as a person and be the best me I can be. Kitsap Crossfit fills the need and helps do this for me.

    Posted by: Kevin 5:10 pm on August 13th, 2010
  • Right on Marit!!

    Hey all, check out the North Kitsap Herald today for KCF coverage!

    Posted by: Amy 5:05 pm on August 13th, 2010
  • What does convenience bring? Laziness and not ready for life. Prior to CF I injured my knee by attempting to do something I was not fit to do and had a lot of self-doubt. When you leave “I can’t” at the door, its pretty hard to pick it back up on the way out after you just put down an awesome PR.

    Posted by: Marit 12:43 pm on August 13th, 2010
  • Morning crew did a killer job! Always great to have friends to share the pain :)
    Lauriel and Jen come back soon you are always motivating!

    Posted by: Scott 11:49 am on August 13th, 2010
  • So glad to have you as part of the team…way to go Kay! :)

    Posted by: Brandy 6:05 am on August 13th, 2010

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