Facing your fears

We all know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you think about facing a fear, be it spiders, heights, the dark or woding with the best.  I’ve got that feeling as we speak thinking about this weekend.  I am heading to the DC area to train with some of the best in the world.  All three top finishers from the Central East Regional, some participants of the 2009 CrossFit Games and some all around beasts are gathering for a triple wod Saturday.

What are the wods? I have no idea, and that’s the way I like it.  I don’t want to over think the workouts, or psych myself out.  It’s just another day at the gym…right!?!?!? Ok, so it may be a little different than just another day at the gym, but I couldn’t be more excited, nervous, anxious and ready.  I know that I have grown tremendously as a crossfit athlete this last year, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.  Putting myself in these situations is exactly what I need.

Knowing I’m going to be facing such tough competition is completely fightening to me.  Hell I get scared  before every wod at CFCleveland.  The fact that I’m frightened is the exact reason I need to do it.  By facing my fear I’ll realize that’s exactly what it is….just a fear.

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead. -Jerry Gillies