So, it sure has been a long time since I posted anything, huh?
Come to think of it, it’s been a long time since I’ve done much of anything CrossFit related; well aside from hitting the box on Monday and not finishing an endurance WOD.
A lot has changed since the last time you heard from me, both personally and professionally, but I will not be using that as my excuse for letting everything box related fall almost entirely by the wayside.
I’m ashamed to admit that I think I can count on two hands the amount of times I’ve trained over the last two months; and about half of those sessions have been qualifiers for the Scottish Throwdown which I am realistically no longer fit enough to stand a chance of qualifying for (but we’ll still give it a good go, Blair).
In that time Mat Fraser has been re-crowned the Fittest Man on Earth; Jon Snow has had his cousin/future stepchild turn into an ice dragon; Donald Trump has offended the left and the right; Usain Bolt has retired from athletics; I’ve had to claim on my mobile phone insurance – TWICE; my beloved Celtic has qualified for the Champion’s League (again); and the moon has literally blocked out the sun across North America.
Needless to say, I’m feeling rather ashamed of myself. But I suppose the first step in solving a problem is admitting you have one.
I suppose this all begs the question: what is the purpose of this post?
the answer? Motivation.
While my passion for Crossfit, – and health and wellbeing in general – is still as real as ever, my motivation to turn that passion into action has been somewhat lacking. Despite the efforts of both family and friends, I have not managed to get back into the routine I used to have.
Where I have failed in getting my act together and setting a solid training routine, I’m hoping self-inflicted public shaming will succeed.
This evening I am doing a qualifier with my competition partner Blair which is a good start, but only if I manage to get into a routine following it. So as things stand, my plan is to start again properly on Monday, as I work in the service industry and weekend training is a pipe dream.
For this public shaming to work effectively I will need to publish something after each training session. The form these posts will take will depend on the time I have available, obviously. But I will endeavour to do it.
So, who is this post for? I won’t lie, it’s for me, really. Let’s be honest, none of you guys will benefit from my getting fitter or healthier. However, I like to think my writing can be fun to read at times, so maybe you’ll get a giggle along the way.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read today. And thanks in advance for the shame you’ll bring upon me and my house if I don’t stick to my routine.
Until next time