Sunday
 
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:
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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.
 
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0 thoughts on “Posted: 3/28/2010

  1. AFED says:

    Mere 65lbs…i can remember you getting the "sick feeling" thinking about 25lbs! You have come so far, so fast! I have been inspired by your dedication each week and you are one of "ours" that wants this BAD!!! You want to get better, you want to be stronger, you want correct form, you want Rx WODs, you want good scores and GIRL it has shown. You are a TRUE pleasure to coach and a purty damn good friend to boot! AWESOME JOB!

  2. Jen S. says:

    Noelle, very eloquent introspection. You are an incredible athlete and you're just starting to realize it! Awesome accomplishment in the tri! So honored to be able to work out and hang out with you! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

  3. Sensei says:

    If you didn't come to watch the team wods today….YOU MISSED OUT! That 2nd WoD was absolutely awesome!

  4. Scott S says:

    Well done, Noelle! Isn’t it intereesting that we do our best we we embrace our passions? Like you said, we all set up barriers and CFW is about breaking those barriers down. To borrow a quote, “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate but that we are powerful beyond measure.” Keep pushing those boundaries and you will be amazed at what you will become.

  5. Scott S says:

    Well done, Nicole! Isn't it intereesting that we do our best we we embrace our passions? Like you said, we all set up barriers and CFW is about breaking those barriers down. To borrow a quote, "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate but that we are powerful beyond measure." Keep pushing those boundaries and you will be amazed at what you will become.

  6. Noelle says:

    Thanks fam! Without the encouragement and support of the crew at CFW – I would never truly know my capabilities. I'm reading a book about encouragement, and one of the short stories is about an experiment done to measure the impact of encouragement on people's capacity for pain. When someone else offered encouragement and support, a person standing in ice water could last twice as long as when no one else was present. I immediately thought of the impact encouragement plays at the box. There's a profound impact when people believe in you. PS – AWESOME JOB TODAY GUYS!! It was a joy to watch.. and "not feel bad" seeing you endure the pain. 🙂 Super proud to have each and every one of you represent in Cali.