Life ain’t always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride

Life ain’t always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride

Guest Post By our very own Jen West

Visit her blog at: http://thebestofthewests.blogspot.com/

I was 30 at the time that I found out my unborn son was sick.  Like really sick. I am 33 now and I have lived oodles of lifetimes in those 3 years.  I have lived in hospitals, watched children die across the hall, and watched my own son cling to life.  It changes you.  I had to find a vice.  While writing has always been my vice,  I found I also needed something physical. I stumbled upon Crossfit. While I originally started at another gym and have since moved to CrossFit Naples, Crossfit literally saved me. It still saves me today.  There is something very therapeutic about it.  It allows me one hour to escape the fears that constantly swarm me and I get to do it in the most welcoming environment among some of the kindest, coolest people.

In the words of Gary Allan “ life ain’t always beautiful, but its a beautiful ride,” and that can be said for any one of us. Life is freaking hard sometimes and there are days where I don’t want to WOD. I would rather curl in the fetal position than go workout, but I drag myself there, and let me tell you when I walk out one hour later I am whole again! We all have our stories. The ones that form us into the people we are… the good, the bad, the ugly and the “beautiful”, but how amazing that no matter the journey we can all walk into the gym knowing we will simply become a blur of teamwork and support. For that, I am grateful.  For all of you, I am grateful.

WOD on peeps!

The West Boys

Wednesday’s Workout

Skill: Pullups

Review: 1. Beat Swing 2. Pullup strength 3. Push-away

Conditioning:

2 Rounds of “Helen”-
21 KB Swings
12 Pullup
400m Run

Thursday’s Workout

Skill: Row

Test: Max Height Box Jump

Conditioning:
21-15-9
Double Under
Burpee