Today’s RWOD is to spent 20 minutes not doing anything. No music, no talking, no reading just sitting and observing. You could be outside people watching, in a familiar place taking in details you wouldn’t otherwise have noted or observing an artifact like a rock or old piece of jewelry. The goal is to attain a state of mindfulness and clarity. Set an alarm or take note of the time when you start to ensure 20 minutes go by.
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News and Notes
- Reminder that there are no classes this Saturday while we host the 2012 CrossFit Subway Series. If you’re not competing, come on down to cheer on team SBK. We also need volunteers to help register, staff, score and judge the event. Please email Christian(AT)CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com if you can help out.
- And then later that same night come on down to The Rock Shop at 8:00pm to send off Margie at her going away party. We’re very happysad!
- Congrats to the CFSBK Softball Team on their 13-4 win yesterday!
- Are you good at figure drawing? If you have some talent drawing basic caricatures and cartoon or comic book like figures, please shoot David a line at David(AT)CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com
Are We Having Fun Yet?
At the end of every Foundations Class we’ve included a lecture on training perspective. The emphasis of this lecture is all about taking the long road with your training and enjoying the process. Today is a good opportunity to reflect on why you train and what you’d be missing in your life if you stopped. Think beyond quantifiable gains, specific numbers or movements you’ve gotten strong enough to do. At a more fundamental level, appreciate the simple fun of playing with barbells, learning new skills, regularly challenging yourself and realizing that you’re more capable than you were before. CrossFit should be first and foremost a fun and enriching experience. What you do is not normal, most people don’t take the time to learn technical exercises, most people don’t push themselves to discomfort and many wouldn’t come to a gym without air conditioning in the summer heat. Reflect on why fitness is important to you and what, beyond fitness itself stimulates you.
So we’re playing Star Wars and Pumping Iron on Saturday the 18th. Suggest a double feature combo for a future Movie Night.