So yesterday I was reminded the hard way that we’re all human, not matter how super human we may feel or think we are. For those of you that don’t know, I open CrossFit Cleveland at 5am Mon-Friday, and have been doing for 7 1/2 months. If you’ve never been up at 4am to make that type of deadline…..it’s pitch black at 4am.
Well….yesterday I rolled over after sleeping like death and guess what….it was light out. F*CK!!!! I looked at the clock, sure enough it was 6:24. Again, the gym opens at 5am, or its supposed to open at 5am. I had left my morning crew out in the cold, ok, warmth being that it’s summer, but you know what I mean. I spent a good 10 min running around my house like a maniac getting ready to run out the door when I realized i wouldn’t get to the gym til 6:45 at the earliest, 6:30 is the last class. EPIC FAIL!
I spent the next 3 hours going through every emotion possible. Shame, sorrow, guilt, anger, you name it I spent some time in that emotional state. I publicly apologized to my crew and vowed it would NEVER happen again. By the afternoon I realized, I’m human, it happens. And in 7/12 months of running the morning crew I had never missed a day. In the ‘real world’ that’s a damn good track record.
But the funniest outcome of it all, my morning crew was excited to see that I too am human and flawed. Sometimes it’s hard to learn you’re human, but guess what….we all are.