I’m late with this weekend’s quote because I spent the day driving my niece home yesterday and then I rushed back for date night with the Husband.
In the good news department: My stepfather is coming home from the hospital after his open heart surgery!
The progress he has made over the past few days has been amazing, even though he had a slow start.
I’n not going to compare his recovery with my CrossFit news, but both are related to the quote I want to share this weekend…
Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress…
Today was the first workout for the CrossFit open. Last year I signed up after only CrossFitting a couple of months. I had no idea what to expect and I knew I wasn’t ready, but the experience was fun. I mean how cool is it that I — a 70-pound loser with no athletic experience — have an “Athlete page” on the CrossFit site?! (no really I do, click here to check it out!)
Fast-forward a year and I’m STILL not ready. I mean I can barely do any of the traditional workouts at the prescribed weights. I still can’t do pull-ups, I don’t know how to kip, getting into a headstand position just isn’t happening and don’t get me started on double-unders. However, I’ve made progress. A lot of progress!
This year the first work out is…
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
30 double-unders (DU)
55-lb. power snatches, 15 reps
Today I completed 3 rounds plus 7 DU for a score of 142.
It’s not a great score. It’s not even CLOSE to the leaders who are putting up 8+ rounds and scores over 400 points BUT it’s better than I could have done last year!
Last year I couldn’t even do DU’s and 55lbs was pretty much my snatch personal record. I would have been lucky to score 1 point.
So even though I sometimes feel like I’m making progress at a snail’s pace or not at all, I’m still making progress! It’s taken me over a YEAR to be able to some of the things I’m doing now, and the only reason I can do them is because I haven’t quit.
Progress is progress.
Sometimes I think we forget that especially when our goals seems really out of reach.
Regardless of what your goals are — lose weight, recover from surgery, do a darn pull up! — remember slow progress is progress.