What was your first ever CrossFit Workout?

Mine was "Nancy"...

5 Rounds for Time:

400m Run

15 Overhead Squats @ 95 lbs

I did the workout on a track with a relatively experienced group, used 35 lbs on the bar, and it took me over 17 minutes.  It stung like nothing I had never experienced before in my life, sports or otherwise.  I thought to myself, "That's impossible at 95 lbs.  Just impossible.  No way.  These people are crazy."

Turns out it's not.  And they're not.  

It's amazing to come to work at Arena Ready and see newbies with that same look in their eyes that I once had - thinking to themselves, "There's no way I can do that, ever."

And then, little by little, with consistent effort applied over a long period of time, that former newbie is doing what they once thought impossible.  And a new newbie is watching them, and thinking, "That person is crazy.  There's no way I can do that, ever.  That's impossible"

It's not.

They're not.

Keep showing up.  You'll see.

WOD for 06-19-17:


30 Rounds For Time:

5 Wall Balls @ 20/14 lbs to 10/9 ft

3 Handstand Push-ups

1 Power Clean @ 225/155 lbs 


(Compare to 12-06-16; Gladiators also compare to 09-22-13)