'Best Day of My Life'



About a year and half ago, one of our fellow athletes, Scott Harvey, walked into our Box.  As usual, and as  I ask all of you guys how are you doing, I asked him that question and Scott responded, "It's the best day of my life."   I was a little surprised by his response and asked what happened that day that was so special, which made it the best day of his life -  and he simply said, "I woke up this morning, nothing special, I have some challenges, but it could be a lot worse.  So it's the best day of my life" , he said again with a smile on his face, and then he gave me the famous Harvey Hug!

Those of you that know me, know that I try my best to generally look at things positively, and often encourage you all to do the same.  But Scott's salutation that day and many days to follow is exactly what  I expect out of my warriors.  Many of you are CrossFitters for many reasons, but we all have a common DNA thread that gives us a desire to push ourselves and move toward making ourselves better.  We like the feeling of crossing the threshold of giving up - but we don't.  We fight.

So when you start to getting frustrated over double unders, or missing a PR, or just missing that kipping pullup - don't despair.  Keep fighting and Be Strong.  There will be days, that 105 moves very easy, and then another day that it feels heavy as 225.  Keep fighting and Be Strong.  And days that you will not be able to squat low, or run that 400m as fast as you normally run.  Keep fighting and Be Strong.   There will be days that you think you cannot finish the WOD.  Keep fighting and Be Strong. Whatever your battle is for that day, and I mean that day - keep fighting and Be Strong.

Be strong , for are not here to play, dream, or drift.

We have hard work to do, and heavy loads to lift.

Shun not the struggle for it's God's Gift - Be Strong!


Remember you are blessed and as Scott says, "It's the best day of your life!"

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