no images were foundI have no idea where I saw this originally, but it’s fantastic. It’s called “No Crybabies,” I believe. Read it. Embrace it. Live it.
- I will promise to do my best. My best will vary from day to day, from hour to hour, from minute to minute, but in that minute, I will do the very best that I can.
- Lactic acid is my friend. The wind is my friend. Anything that opposes me is actually helping me to become stronger. If I had no opposition, I would be weak.
- If I can run, I run. If I have to walk, I walk. When I am forced to crawl, I crawl. And then I rest and live to fight another day.
- I fear no man but I fear my workout. If I don’t fear my workout, it isn’t hard enough.
- I may puke. I may cry. But I will not quit. Ever.
- I never cheat. There is no honor in cheating. What joy can there be in a victory I do not earn?
- The workout missed is the opportunity missed. I will not cheat myself of the opportunity to become a better athlete and person.
- I understand the value of the push-up, the pull-up, the sit-up, the squat, and the deadlift. Just as there are a million ways to make chicken, so too are there a million ways to push-up, pull-up, sit-up, squat, and deadlift.
- I will give everything I have and then I will find more within myself.
- I don’t complain. Complaining is for crybabies. There are 11,232 babies born in the U.S. everyday. I will leave the crying to them and I will soldier on.
- I will bite off challenges, spit out results, and beg for more. What are you going to do?
Now that you’ve read that, read it again, and pay special attention to #10. There has been far too much complaining going on lately, and it’s time for it to stop. If you think I might be talking about you, you’re probably right. Complaining does not make you better – working as hard as you can makes you better. Let’s all work hard and leave the complaining to the people who think CrossFit is too hard.