Get outside your box

It’s easy to get comfortable and complacent with your wods in your box. There’s a certain level of comfort you have with being your in box.  You’re familiar with the space, the sounds, the layout etc.  The sheer act of working out outside of you box the anti is increased.  Some funny things happen when you leave your box;

You don’t want to look a fool in front of others.  The last thing you want to do is wod at another box and finish dfl (dead f*cking last).

You don’t want to let down your box.  I know that sounds weird, but when I wod outside of my box I feel like I’m representing CFCleveland, even though I’m really only representing me.

Today I’m getting outside of my box to wod with CF CLE.  I’m already anxious and can feel my adreniline pumping.  The crazy part is that I don’t even know what the wod is yet.  I requested a CF Footballish wod, and that I not know what it is until I arrive at the gym.

I know I’m leaving my comfort zone and I have no idea what I’m doing.  EEEEKKKK!!!!!

2 thoughts on “Get outside your box

  1. Ms. Rawlings, pushing out of the box is scary. This morning (6/8) I kept my eye on the clock more than ever before because I knew that if I could do the first three sets in 6 minutes each that I could finish this whole WOD. What the box is for each person is a mental picture – your coaching is helping me develop a new mental picture. I appreciate your coaching – another reason why CF is far and away better than a typical gym. You were right about getting a success – I wrote my time on the whiteboard next to my desk at work this morning and there is such a difference in how good it feels to have a time up there than not to. Even though my time might be the stinkiest one on the list at CF, it’s a real thing and can’t be erased. I kept telling myself, you can beat 30 minutes, you can beat 30 minutes. Keep on rocking.

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