We talk a lot about choice. It’s important to align our choices and actions with our goals in order to accomplish them. Stacey’s goal is to qualify for the 2012 CrossFit Games, and participate in the event for a third time. This CrossFit stuff is pretty tough, and to compete at the highest level of the sport requires additional dedication above and beyond five WODs a week. Sleeping enough for recovery, eating well to fuel gains, and training hard to prepare all require time and we must each make our choices about how much time we devote to becoming stronger, faster, and fitter.
Stacey’s been working hard day in and day out as a part-time coach here at CrossFit Fenway, and as a full time employee at Again Faster, as well as training as a sponsored athlete. Combine that with the list of life’s other priorities, in addition to her choice to compete on the biggest stage in our sport, and Stacey was faced with a difficult decision.
This past Friday Stacey coached her last classes at CrossFit Fenway – for now. Sleep is critical to peak athletic performance, and Stacey hasn’t been getting enough of it. In order to reach her goal, she needed make a choice and take action, and that means stepping away from coaching for the time being in order to better focus her training. We fully support her in aligning her intentions and actions as she prepares to meet her goals! Competition aside, it becomes a safety issue when someone is struggling to stay awake while commuting (before sunrise) on not-nearly-enough sleep.
100 Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)
*Begin the workout with 5 burpees, perform 5 burpees every minute on the minute until the kettlebell swings are complete.
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