The Book of Answers

The Book of Answers. I saw it today. It sits on my son’s bookshelf, amid the Harry Potter series and Eldest.

Wouldn’t it be great to have the real Book of Answers?

How many days until I get real pull-ups?

What weight should I put on the bar for this snatch?

Why can’t I get that jerk over my head?

Who named it the Filthy 50 anyhow?

Where are my keys?

Why does every butt look better in Lululemon?

But there is no real Book of Answers, not in the gym, not in life. Only, if you’re smart, the Book of Questions. And, if you’re dumb, the Book of Dumbassery, where the story ends exactly the same as it begins because you never learn a damn thing from your experiences and so you’re condemned to repeat them in your life. Sisyphus with the stone. Except it’s you and a barbell that just rains down on you, again and again.

You don’t want that. Trust me.

So, today’s lesson is don’t be a dumbass. Stop looking for the Book of Answers. Pick up the weight and move it, in the gym and in life. Listen, absorb, change things. Really look hard and change what needs to be changed. Toss your ego out the window and try again.

And wear Lulus because even if you’re a dumbass today, your butt can still look smart.

Good luck. I’ll see you in the gym.

(Words by Lisbeth Darsh/CrossFit Watertown.)

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Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Joe, your new black hole gravatar is AWESOME.

David Kirk
David Kirk

And Nate was so close with the Sisyphus/Syphalis refereance...Nice work Rockstar.

Brian
Brian

Just stick with a lot of Vitamin C Rich. I find it pretty much works for everything.

Joe
Joe

Testing...Gravatar

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Ding ding ding. Post of the Day!

ROCKSTAR
ROCKSTAR

FYI , my butt looks good in anything

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Looks that way. Don't have any intel right now. Give it a little while, I guess.

Rich
Rich

What's Up? I think CF Main and Affiliate site actually is broke?!?!?!

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Bwahahaha. Rich resurrects the blog singlehandedly!

Rich
Rich

I tried lululemon's, didn't help my OHS and I'm allergic to penicillin. Guess I need to just grab the bar and move the weight.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

Nate, I think we killed the blog.

Lisbeth
Lisbeth

That's why they invented penicillin!

Nathan
Nathan

I knew a dude that got sisyphus once, he definitely learned his lesson.