Tuesday August 7, 2012: In the Service of Others

Nomads left their mark at Hilltop School in Mendham this past Sunday

“RELAY RACE!”

Yes.  Relay race.  Inspired by the Olympics, a relay race was the first part of Sunday’s Nomad WOD!  Here’s the goodness for ya:

Part 1
As many laps as possible in 10 minutes:
Partner relay race (300 meters)
Partner 1 runs while partner 2 rests

Part 2
Partner WOD:
200 double unders, each
Partner 1 jumps rope while partner 2 holds a plank
Partners switch places when snags occur
(10 minute timecap)

Part 3
“Barbara”
5 rounds:
20 pull ups
30 push ups
40 sit ups
50 air squats
*Rest precisely 3 minutes between each round*

Once again a solid turnout and some new faces!  I was glad to see Megan and Ava join us for the first time, as well as Alan, Britt, and the indomitable Dr. Christopher Stepien!

Post-WOD, I overheard some peeps discussing why we put ourselves through such hard workouts; the notion of “getting high” came up.  Think about it.  It’s true!  Our workouts provide the endorphin release that we crave, that we need.

Coaches experience the same feeling by giving back to the athletes they dutifully serve.  It is through service that we experience this high.  There is a unique sense of joy in helping an athlete improve, stay healthy, get fitter, and accomplish things that at one point seemed impossible.  There is redemption in giving back.

Selfishness has no place in coaching.  The focal point should always be the athlete.  A true coach’s greatest accomplishments are never personal.  Rather, they are manifested in the accomplishments of the athletes and community they serve.

Nomads, I’m honored and humbled to serve you.

Love ya’s,
Mike D

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About Mike D

I love CrossFit, being outdoors, cycling, music, football (no team in particular), and futbol (Manchester United and the Portuguese National Team).
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