Pessimism Sucks

Lisbeth CrossFit, Fitness, Mindset

You know, everything in your life could get worse. Megaworse. The “Holy shit my world just ended” worse kind of worse. Could happen. Or not. Listen to yourself when you …

On Pain

Lisbeth CrossFit, Life, Mindset

Be wary of your suffering. Be alert if you feel a need to suffer for the sake of suffering. This is not a good sign. Pain ought not to be …

How to Be Better

Lisbeth CrossFit, Mindset

You’re sick of your life of silent mediocrity and you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to sacrifice and work and get results. What now? First, edit sentence #2. You’re …

The Tunnel

Lisbeth CrossFit, Fitness, Inspiration

It’s the space you go to in the workout. When pain is a big black blanket trying to suffocate you, you go into the tunnel and stay there.

Non-CrossFit Shirts?

Lisbeth CrossFit

“Do you have any t-shirts that don’t say ‘CrossFit’ on them?” Somebody asked me this question once, and it took a moment before I could reply. “Yes. The ones I …

Change Is …

Lisbeth CrossFit

We are many now. We used to be few. Does that matter? These growing legions of people doing CrossFit: Are they CrossFitters? Or are they dilettantes? Dabbling here, trying there, …

Skill Work You Might Need

Lisbeth CrossFit

We can be a bunch of jackasses. No, seriously, we can. We get all caught up in our CrossFit world like it’s the ONLY thing that ever matters, ever mattered, …

The Clock Never Stops

Lisbeth CrossFit

The clock never stops. This reality hit me in about minute 5 of Open workout 13.2. I was stepping onto the box and thinking about how painful it was to …