Sunday, September 27, 2009

Certified or Certifiable?

This weekend was the CrossFit Level I Certification. Anyone who has read this blog over the past couple months knows the background story on going to this cert and how meaningful it is to me. In short, it was worth the wait and all the excitement. For me, this weekend provided no huge revelations or insights about CrossFit, I already had those months ago and have spent several hours researching, studying and practicing; so no Earth shaking news for me this weekend. What I did experience was some refining to my own form and techniques as well as some tools to be a more effective Coach. In addition, it was great to workout and train with other CrossFitters from all over the country. Yes, we spent plenty of time moving and applying what we were learning. And, yes, my legs feel like someone worked me over with a baseball bat. And here is what my hands looked like after Day 1:
My left hand AFTER I washed the blood off. Yup, the right hand looked equally lovely. The result of a team workout that included each of us cranking off 50 pull ups each. Sorry you squeamish folks who just loooove the pictures I post of my feet, I couldn't resist!
On the drive home tonight I had feelings of excitement about the direction of where I am going as a coach and some things I am working on "behind the scenes". Yet I was also bummed that it was over. In fact, after the Day 2 lunch break, I was already starting to feel bummed knowing that it would be coming to a close in a few hours. I wanted this to be a week long experience not just the weekend.

Thanks to all those who helped to make this happen and trust me, it's gonna bring some cool stuff that's already happening "underground".

3, 2, 1... Go!

Chris

2 comments:

Corbin said...

glad you had a good time! Talk soon

karim said...

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Thanks,
Karim - Mind Power