Saturday, April 21, 2012

Seizing Our Chance

Source: Library of Congress, via Flickr Creative Commons
Sometimes, when my alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m., I can almost feel the warm comforter grow and wrap even more tightly around me.

But then it strikes me: This is my only chance.

My one and only chance to find that endorphin high that makes getting through the rest of the morning a little easier.

My only chance to greet my friends, to have a humanity-restoring dose - however brief - of community.

I see it in my fellow Crossfitters' eyes, too.

In my fellow Crossfitting moms' eyes: This is my only chance to work on me before everyone else's needs take over.

In the eyes of those of us who were poster children for participation trophies: This is my chance to be an athlete!

In the eyes of my Crossfitting friends who won't let a bum knee, or quirky shoulders, or even a prosthetic leg stop them from showing up: Today's my chance to work on everything else!

Under those unforgiving fluorescent lights in the early morning hours, we all lay waste to our potential excuses, clinging instead to the hope that the sweat and the reps drum back into our souls as we seize our chance.

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully said. Hits the nail on the head and gives me chills. That inspiration, motivation, and passion is something we all crave- literally what will get us out of a warm bed in the morning. Keep it up- show us it can be done- be honest with us that it isn't easy, but it is worth it. Thank you :)


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