The biggest crowd cheer at this year's CF Games did not actually belong to Rich Froning or Annie Thorisdotter, fittest man and woman on the planet. Who the stadium really erupted for was Deborah Cordner Carson: 13th place overall in the world, and recipient of this year's "Spirit of the Games". Her placement and athletic achievement alone, is an incredible feat. But it's her story behind her success that brought tears to the spectator's eyes in Carson a few weeks ago. It must have seemed a cruel irony to be confronted by her biggest fear, the ocean swim, for the second year in a row. But fears and trials are tests - and Deborah aced hers.
No matter what you face, ask yourself if someone at some time has had it worse, and has overcome it anyways...the thought is both humbling and inspiring. Our greatest fears can transform into our greatest feats; the power is ours. What is your biggest challenge, and what can you do despite it, with the day that you have been given?
"Fear is only as deep as the mind allows." -Japanese Proverb
Workout for Tue, July 24, 2012
Strength: 5 rep Max Bench Press
WOD #1: 10 min clock. Buy-in: Row 1000m, complete 30 pushups. Score = Max DU's
WOD #2: 10 min clock. Buy-in: 30 box jumps, 20 T2B. Score = Max S2OH (@ 70% of Bench weight)