“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
It has been 24 days since the start of the 90 Day Challenge. As big of a chunk of time as 90 days may seem, it really is not that long. My resolve to stick to it is stronger than the tick of the clock or flip of the calendar page. On Sunday I was out to dinner with friends for a birthday celebration. My friend Tracy knew the waitress, Sarah. Sarah is a coach from another local Crossfit Box. I knew I liked her immediately as she was calm and collected and just the right amount of chatty. Seems her box is doing something similar to our own 90 Day Challenge, because as soon as she learned I was in the challenge she immediately kicked it into Supportive CrossFitter Mode and talked through menu items with me, answering questions and suggesting paleo substitutes.
That Supportive CrossFit mode is an entity unto its own. You can feel it when it springs to life and clicks into gear around you. It’s a mutual exchange of understanding and support mixed with an honest intent of ‘I want the best for you.’
‘For you I would suggest the curried cashews and kale for a side,’ she said. Our eyes locked in that knowing wink, wink, nod, nod, I know you and you know me and we share something very strong and you are in a safe supportive place.
‘Okay!’ I enthusiastically responded.
‘And there’s an excellent cubed butternut squash side as well,’ she added.
‘I’ll take it,’ I said, closing my menu and handing it back to her as if to say, I am very willingly leaving it all in your very capable calloused hands.
Push Press – 5 x 1 @ 90%1RM
* Rest 1 Minute Between Sets
Completed: up to 85lbs.
10 Rounds For Time Of:
11 Chest To Bar Pull-Ups
22 Front Squats (75#/55#)
* 30 Minute Time Cap
Completed: in 20:27 at 35lbs. for front squat.
I did not even have a bite of birthday cake.