Because, somewhere, a 45-year-old English professor is warming up with your max.
Don’t kid yourself. If you want to run with the big dogs, you have to work harder than all the other dogs in the pen. Nutrition, WOD, recovery. Kicking the booze. Sleep.
Think about it: If you’re not willing to do the work to beat the New York Times Crossword Puzzle Geek on the next squat rack, then how are you ever going to get to the CrossFit Games? Or the Opens. Or anywhere in this life. You’ll be one and done. Is that enough for you?
Or you could do the work. Plan. Commit. Stick to the standards. Go above and beyond, always. Persevere. Make it happen.
The harder road has its rewards, for those who choose to stick with it. For the truly big dogs.
And those really big dogs usually don’t bark a lot. They watch, and wait, and prepare, and bite only when the time is right. You never hear their footsteps until it’s too late . . .