As I was looking through some old pictures on Facebook I came across this post regarding my experience on the Track Triplet at the 2012 CrossFit Games. It got me fired up and I thought I would share it with you all.
“Little moments like this when you challenge yourself and break through mental barriers. This is what its about. When you have nothing left but you sprint to the end. Then you look back and realize maybe you had a little more in the tank than you thought. For me the Crossfit Games is 100% about battling not other athletes but your inner voice that tells you to stop or slow down or it hurts or you don’t really need to go that fast or the guys around you are better than you and so on. Overcoming those voices and overcoming our body wanting to get out of the pain cave is what the Crossfit Games are to me. As I am running the last lap all these thoughts are flooding my head. Mixed in there are the quiet voices from the crowd around me…like Jake Mannion cheering me on, then Jonathan Kinnick, then my coach Brian Mackenzie. I want to make these people proud and push harder but those voices can’t make me push any harder. As I come to the last turn before the final straight away I reflect on the past year and the sacrifices that I made and that my family has had to make for me to train and prepare. And that is what flipped the switch for me. My desire to fight for my family. In front of God, my family, and the rest of the world. The placement isn’t the important part. Its me against myself. Its about not letting the sacrifices of others take second behind my selfish desires of my body to not endure more pain. I refused to let my body win. At that moment there was no way that I was not going to catch the guy in front of me. I share this with you guys because we all face these choices daily. Here is a little insight into what goes through my mind. I hope it makes sense.”