It’s 6:55am and I have one class down. I ran my CrossFitters this morning at 6am with no hiccup regarding inclement weather. However, things changed right at 7am with some massive downpours. My 7 runners and I were leaving the box and we all crowd
ed under the overhang of the building while heavy rain poured down…and well…we all laughed and looked at each other.
Me: “Ok guys, I am here for you. Who’s in?”
The Group: Expectant looks around at each other with an unspoken anticipation that one would say, ‘I’m out.’
But, just then, one of the runners…a visitor from CrossFit LA said, “I’m IN!” And that’s all it took.
We all had broad smiles and took off with sheets of rain coming down fast. This, my fitness friends, is what I would call an example of good peer pressure. Why? Because the weather wasn’t dangerous to be in…it was just REALLY wet. We could have all folded and called it a day and each one would have crawled underground into a subway car and their morning workout would have remained unchecked. But, we didn’t do that. All it took was one person who had the courage to say what quite possibly the others could not say at that moment. And it was one for all and all for one!
We all felt amazing after the run and everyone agreed that they were glad we had run regardless.
All it took was one person speaking up. What a lesson for all of us, yah?
That lesson is to do the unthinkable. Go beyond what you think is your limit and test the waters of the unknown. For some, it would have been unthinkable to run in the heavy rain of this morning. However, for others, this was yet another way to challenge themselves. It was one step closer to re-defining their self-imposed limitations and become the very best version of themselves and absolutely getting one step close to greatness.
What will you do to reach greatness? Ponder that. Find the answer and then…well…go after it!