“WE ARE: NOMAD NATION!”
Isn’t it crazy to think that one of the most profound consequences resulting from all the constantly varied functional movement executed at high intensity we do is the formation of strong friendships? That after all the sweating and grunting, the laying on the ground and panting, we come together to laugh, eat delicious food, and anticipate the next brutal WOD?
It is this sense of community that brings people from all walks of life together. It allows us to push through every workout, no matter how terrible. Just think about this past Sunday: people from Motown, Basking Ridge, Princeton, Cranford, and Peapack-Gladstone all converged on the town of Mendham to partake in:
50 double unders
40 sit ups
30 lunges (15 each leg)
20 bar dips
10 chest-to-bar pull ups
End with a final 400m run
Nomad Nation came out in full force! In a short time, the group has grown from a handful of people to a small army ready to conquer any obstacle in the way!
It is important to keep in mind that such communities are not built by one person. The group dynamic is formed by the collective energy of those taking part in the experience. Nomad Nation, it is all of you that make our community the positive, encouraging, and fun group that it is. I just coach; it is you listening, doing the work, and being awesome that has made our Sunday WODs what they are. It’s when this collective spirit is lost that breakdown can occur. Selfishness and ego have no place in CrossFit.
“I built this.”
No, the people built this.
“This is my community.”
“Owning” the community akin to owning the air you breathe: it is “owned” by everyone.
The ego is a dangerous thing, is it not? It is ego that has the power to crush the sense of family and friendship that CrossFit is so famous for fostering. Nomads, thank you for always leaving your egos at the door. It is you who have made our community so strong. Here’s to the future of Nomad Nation!
p.s.- Let’s fuckin’ Play