From the vault

You have to start somewhere.

Nobody begins life with a muscle-up.

Nobody was born with pull-ups.

Nobody deadlifted 500lbs as a newborn.

So, stop thinking about what you can’t do right now and start focusing on what you could accomplish — in CrossFit and in life.

No successful person was born a success. They made themselves that way, through effort and practice and perseverance.

Even if they were born with what some might consider advantages of genetics or economics, they still had to work at it.

Nothing comes easy in this life . . . at least nothing good does.

So start where ever you have to start. But resolve to finish where you want to finish.


For other motivational and inspirational writings like the one above, visit Lisbeth Darsh’s blog, There’s a new post every day about the good, bad and ugly of CrossFit.

Christine’s dedication had led to many successes!

21 thoughts on “From the vault”

  1. Valérie Arseneau

    5k 27:12. almost a PR. finished 12 on 126 in my age group 🙂

    Dad finished 3rd overall in the 21k and 1st in his category! woop!

      1. Valérie Arseneau

        She was trying but I said no. Didnt have time to train. Last time I did a 10k with no training, my knees were very mad at me and I could barely walk for 1 day!

  2. Loved this and NEEDED to read this, especially this part:

    “So, stop thinking about what you can’t do right now and start focusing on what you could accomplish — in CrossFit and in life”

    Legs for Literacy 5K = 44:16 (chip time).

    Not where I wanted to be, not my best time, but not my worst, either. It’s a place to begin (again), because I’ve not done a lot of running for quite some time.

  3. Great article! When I started Crossfit a little over a year ago, there wasn’t much I could not do without scaling and it felt like I was going to scale WODs forever. Since then, and with hard work, I’m now able to do many more of the movements that I thought were so out of reach even up to a few months ago.

    You’re toughest obstacle is yourself.

    Keep at it, don’t give up, it will come and you will be a better person for it.

    congrats to all the runner at Legs for literacy!

  4. Getting goose bumps reading all your posts today. Way to go everybody and congrats for just showing up!

  5. This is just what I needed today 🙂 I’m starting a new position at work tomorrow. Thanks to CrossFit I feel I can take on any challenge.
    Great results on the run today guys!

  6. Nice job everyone on the runs… Great times all around!

    Here in New Orleans for a conference… Deck of card wod this morning (squats, push ups, burpees and sit ups):18 min

    See you on Wednesday!

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