Day 12 of Year 26
Did Murph today. Had backup. I was much more motivated with a partner in crime.
Community is one of the most important things in fitness. I think that is why Crossfit became massively popular. People who want to be a part of the fitness lifestyle/community can join it by simply buying in. Making friends is probable based on the fact that people are normally in groups doing the same stuff, working towards the common goal – becoming more fit. There are challenges, ladders, WODs, teamwork – it is a great model for creating interactions between people. You do not even have to be good.
Sometimes people can fall off of fitness because they get bored of the gym. Everyone has their earphones in looking super concentrated. Between sets people normally IG, change songs, or sit around staring at the ground.
Sometimes, if I take too much pre workout, I am just focused on not dying. Probably not the best time to make friends.
There are also many clicks in the gym, and I suspect it could be intimidating to try and ‘join’ some of them.
Even in group fitness classes the only person really talking is the instructor.
Crossfit brings people together, and people want that.
People all throughout their days are looking for ways to connect with others. It does not even have to be fitness, people just want to belong. It is an important component to life. Crossfit is a place to belong.
And I do not even like Crossfit. But I gotta give respect where respect is due.
During Murph it dawned on me – I need to add Murph into my routine weekly. I tried to add it into the weekly routine before, but I dreaded it too much – that was a fail. This time is different though. I am more committed to adding it because I need to increase my work capacity. Murph is one of the ways I am going to do that.
2-3 times a week. That is the prescription. Hopefully with my fellow Nomads. No man left behind.
I have not been eating enough protein. Doing light math, I estimate I am eating 60-90 g most days. That is just not enough. Especially considering most of nights are late and the quality of nutrients I am getting are questionable at best. I need to off-set this lifestyle.
Which is funny considering I previously made the claim you cannot outrun a bad diet. Ironically, I am now tasked with disproving my former claim. Game on.
So, more protein.
One thing about fitness, diet and all that jazz is that it is always a work in progress. You do not have to be expert, just forward a bit more each day. Trial and error. Sometimes it is good, sometimes it is not so good.
I chase my best, and sometimes that requires a redirect or check in. Listening to my body, I know it needs more.
Stay tuned for tomorrow. I am hitting you with some real talk. No fitness banter.