Monday, May 7

"I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning." —William Faulkner

I love this quote. I heard it the other day in, obviously, reference to writing, but applies to everything. 

If you know me you know I'm not big on inspirational quotes, pictures, videos, etc... It seems that's all I see in my Facebook feed every day, along with all the moaning about what's wrong with everyone else in the world. I wish there was more "doing" than talking about "doing."

But, this quote above is different. This is a quote to remind us that greatness doesn't come from sitting around waiting for inspiration to strike. It comes from going to work every day. 

We see this every year in the Open when watch everyone hope that somehow, some way, that muscle up or pull up is just going to come to us in a moment of divine inspiration. But in reality, the people knocking out muscle ups and pull ups are the ones that were in the gym every day over the last year putting in work.

Whether it's in the gym or elsewhere in your life, don't just sit there waiting for inspiration. Go to work each day and do whatever it is you want to accomplish. Sure, some days will be miserable. But some days will be amazing, and trust me, greatness will appear at some point. 

Workout for Monday, May 7
Pull Up Progressions

EMOM 20 min
Odd: 7 Touch and Go Clean and Jerks (115/85)
Even: 40 Double Unders
*Scale DU with 40 sec AMRAP of DU

CrossFit 616