Tuesday, 07.22.14

attitudes contagious

CrossFit Alone vs. CrossFit with Others

CrossFit alone is infinitely harder than CrossFit with other people. It’s a solitary suckfest. Sometimes I think it should be on a mental health checklist. (“Do you CrossFit alone? Are you on any medications?”)

Yet CrossFit alone can be easier because there’s nobody to chase or be chased by. Sometimes CrossFit alone is more satisfying. Sometimes not. The only thing for certain is that CrossFit alone is nowhere near as much fun as CrossFit with others.

CrossFit alone is miserable. And wonderful. And stupid. And smart. And sometimes necessary. And all these same things could be said about hitting a CrossFit workout with others.

But, ultimately, it doesn’t matter that much where or when you CrossFit, or with whom or without. It only matters that you CrossFit. Everything else is just a note in your training log.

Let others bray on about how you should or should not do something, including how you do CrossFit. Let them talk about what works for them and what they think is best. You don’t have to argue or prove anything. Just keep at your daily aesthetic. You never needed others to understand anyhow. You only thought you did.

And all these stupid-ass, whiny, weepy, “I got a booboo” posts from more crybabies looking to draw attention to themselves and their unhappy lives? Stop reading them. Stop linking them. Stop getting outraged about outrage. Concentrate on the task in front of you, take care of yourself, and do good for others. Achievement doesn’t come from distraction. Focus.

Put in the work. Feed your body, your brain, your soul. This is how you live your life.


I hope you don’t mind reading another person’s words, but Lisbeth seems to say exactly what I’m thinking and would like to say. I began CrossFitting on my own 4 years ago in my basement; I didn’t know intensity until I started at a box a couple months later…after that first WOD with others, I was hooked and I haven’t looked back since! So grateful that CF is in my life…I try to make it a point to stay on the positive side of things, to avoid negative, to avoid the drama of other people’s lives…for what I need to worry about and focus on is ME and what I LOVE to do…take care of my family and CFU 🙂

If you haven’t realized it yet, it’s a little warmish outside and Tuesday will be one of the hottest days of summer to date… DO NOT come to WOD unless you are hydrated and fueled properly! You need to stay safe in these conditions!

Who’s coming to the Pool Party on Friday night?? 7:30-9pm at Memorial Pool…CFU members and their families are welcome! Just $1 at the gate! Come cool off! 😉

Have a Happy Tuesday!

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!


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