I was thinking of a rest day post. I wanted it to speak to the new members of MaD. We’ve had quite a few newbies join us over the past few weeks and they have lots of questions. Then I read this post from CrossFit Watertown and it was something we all need to be reminded of. Once we reach our goals, we need to set new ones. There is always some new skill to conquer or personal record to break. It’s a never ending cycle of getting better at Life. Please take the time to read this article on ‘Patience’.

Patience is also a form of action.” — Auguste Rodin

When we think of CrossFit, we don’t often think of the term patience. CrossFit is about going hard and getting results, right? Stronger, faster, quicker, harder? Tear it up, knock it down, 3-2-1-Go!

Yes. And no.

See, to build anything you need hard work. But nothing grows overnight. As stupid as it sounds, you have to tend the garden for a long time before you grow some tomatoes. We know that when it comes to plants, but we forget it when it comes to growing athletes. Or just plain people, too.

You’re not going to learn how to snatch well overnight. Nor will you perfect POSE running in an afternoon. Or a week. Or a month.

The simple truth of the matter is that good things take time. And great things take even more time. To think that anything worth its salt will grow overnight is simple foolishness. The best gardeners and the best athletes share a common trait: patience.

So lace up your sneakers, get your barbell ready, open your ears and listen. Learn. Make mistakes. Learn from them. Wait. Try again. Mess up again. Wait. Have patience. Persevere. Then, act. You might be surprised by the results.

Not doing something all the time is not the same thing as doing nothing. We forget that in CrossFit, and in life.

Learn a little patience. Give good things a chance to grow.

(Words by Lisbeth Darsh/CrossFit Watertown.)

It won't happen over night, but it will happen................