Friday – 11/11/11 – Veteran’s Day WOD

Friday – 11/11/11 – Veteran’s Day WOD

  • First off Happy Veteran’s Day! We’ve got the Hero Workout ‘Hansen’ in store today to honor all of our hero’s. When you’re on round 3 and things start to get tough…that’s when it’s time to push hard.
  • Don’t forget…5pm All Levels and 6pm Level 1 CrossFit tonight! Get your WOD on before your weekend starts!
  • The Next Level Invitational is happening tomorrow at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Sarah Brooke Lindsay Coach Josh Coach Simon Coach Jose Steven and Coach Tim are all competing. The event goes from about 8am through 5pm and we’d love to have any and all of our Volts and Vixen Community to come by and cheer us on as we do these 3 Strongman type CrossFit WOD’s. We’ve been training hard for months to represent you all…come check us out!

Coach Jose’s not dead…he’s just resting up before crushing Saturday’s competition!

You often hear the importance to persevere when things get difficult or seem down right impossible to overcome. Either from your parents when you were growing up or coaches if you played sports or if you were really lucky to have a teacher that cared enough about you to hear it from them about that thesis or term paper.

But why is it so important and how does perseverance in CrossFit translate to your life?

Good habits are a part of each person’s character and unfortunately so are bad habits. If you quit when things become difficult in one aspect of your life chances are you’ll quit in another. On the flip side if you work through the pain or discomfort in certain situations chances are you’ll surprise yourself with what you can accomplish. You’ll have created the confidence to overcome the next hurdle or obstacle life has to throw at you.

If you don’t have those good habits or if you just need some fine tuning it can start as simply by saying ‘I’m going to give it my all in today’s workout.’ This is even more true when it involves things you’re not good at. Don’t let yourself fall into the mental traps of  ‘Oh this is really hard and I’m tired no one’s going to notice if I don’t do all my reps.’ Or even worse: ‘This workout isn’t for me I’m not going to get the best time/score so why should I push myself?’ It’s much easier to build good habits in a secure encouraging environment like we have here at CFHV with others there to help than on your own

. One of my favorite sayings is ‘know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance character; and character hope.’ Whatever it is you want to improve on in crossfit (faster runs stronger lifts flexibility getting your first workout rx) or in life (a raise career family etc) is going to be difficult to get at some point and will require perseverence. Anything of value has to be worked for. You can’t look over the valley without climbing the mountain first.

-Coach Josh Boultinghouse

Friday’s WOD:

Hero WOD – “Hansen”

5 rounds for time

30x KB Swings (70/44)

30x Burpees

30x Sit Ups

Marine Staff Sgt Daniel Hansen died February 14th in Farah Providence Afghanistan when an IED he was working on detonated. Daniel is survived by his mother Sheryll his father Delbert his younger sister Katie and his twin brother Matthew (also a Marine).