Affiliate Team candidates:
Today’s workouts will be fun! It’s not like any Crossfit you’ve ever done.
See you at 11am. Anyone interested in watching our top athlete’s work through a few very challenging workouts feel free to come by.
Noelle F. of Try Sports (www.trysports.com) on CrossFit Wilmington, endurance sports, and her running of the Quintiles half Marathon:
Last weekend I completely proved myself wrong.
Now, the most obvious assumption here is I achieved this “enlightenment” through the accomplishment of returning to triathlons and endurance running after years of injury despite abandoning all protocols of “conventional wisdom.”
I will admit, there was a bit of uncertainty in my renewed training regimen of CFW and CFE, but, in all reality, the lifestyle makes too much sense for me to truly contemplate failure.
I mean, really… take it from the girl who used to live off of hours of aerobic training, and a diet of Go Lean cereal, soy milk, and Boca burgers. A life of excessive training only teaches your body to be in a constant state of inflammation, and your mind – a constant state of unhappiness. Through my past training, not only did my strength go downhill, but also any self-confidence I had in myself.
While running last Sunday, I never doubted my ability. I never second-guessed finishing. I never questioned whether the pain would be too much. I ran. I enjoyed it. I crossed the finish line, and surprisingly thought to myself… “That was it?” Have I run faster before… well of course. But within just a couple months, I not only retrained my body physically at CrossFit Wilmington, but I also completely transformed my mental capacity to embrace tasks far beyond my previously assigned barriers. Barriers, mind you, which I created for myself.
I’ve learned more about myself from a ‘mere’ 65lbs barbell and trashcan of chalk than any endurance event has ever taught me. The mat leaves no room for insecurity, timidity, or pride – and by accepting the challenge of a CrossFit Wilmington WOD, you are embracing the fact that it’s going to hurt, and “yeah Noelle, you’re going to suck at it.” The beauty comes in knowing that I am building strength with every rep – and not just muscular strength. I’m becoming a stronger person in every other aspect of my life, far beyond the walls of the box.
I still have walls and barriers that have yet to be broken, and an infinite about of things to learn – but it’s part of the journey. A journey that has most recently taught me I capable of much more than I ever knew before. And running… well, that just ain’t gonna cut it. There’s much more to be done. And yeah, I can do more.