Right here – interstitial commentary from me.
#3 – well yes, unless you’re pregnant, training for something else, have a health condition, or are masters age – all of which can drastically change how you train. I train three times a week, but I do two sessions on one day, to ensure I get 2.5 to 3 days between Crossfit workouts – I need them! Twenty years ago I wouldn’t have, I had fast recovery, but that’s no longer true. Everything is scaleable including wodding around YOUR best recovery time. See #5 for more ideas
#9 – I don’t know how to do this. I feel humiliated to be scaling after a year, and I expect to be scaling for the rest of my life. Of course I wish I’d found Crossfit earlier, but also I wish I had a different body, and lacked the neurological problems that make it really difficult for me to master new skills. That’s a stupid, self-defeating attitude, but I can’t shake it. It’s easy to say don’t be ashamed to scale, but hard not to have those feelings, especially when everybody else is progressing so much faster.
#10 is good. I do this a lot, I have to. Oddly, I’m not ashamed of that, even though I look like the Crossfit village idiot most of the time, I’m just ashamed of my paltry results. Clarification is awesome – it changes a WOD from an exercise undertaken with doubt to a partnership with the process.
#15 also ‘Don’t you feel out of place?’ ‘Aren’t you too old for that shit?’ and ‘How long do you think you can keep doing that insane stuff?’ Do I look like a care about those questions? Seriously? Talk to the lats, because I’m not listening!
#19. Nice if you can. This is like #9 for me. I totally see it in everybody else – myself … not so much.
#22. Yes. Yes. Yes. Grow your own food. Make your own food. Eat what you grow and make.
#25 well yes, although Crossfit got me on day one. If it doesn’t work for you – get out. It’s tough enough when you love it, doing Crossfit with hater attitudes must be soul-destroying
I’m adding #26 – chart your own progress. Mine has been amazing (for me) although the only thing I can point to as a ‘gained goal’ is strict press ups. The things I could never have put on the goals board (improving lateral coordination, being able to stand on my right leg without falling over) are massive, massive gains and I need to remember them when the WOD is tough or when, like this week, the lift is my worst and weakest. I don’t Crossfit for anybody else, just for me and I am making progress!