|“’I can therefore I do’ is my mantra. It may not be pretty and it may be modified but, I CAN so I DO and I LOVE it”|
A few days ago, I posted regarding the importance of having a mantra when it comes to CrossFit. Above is Tricia Anderson’s response.
Most of you know Tricia for her positive spirit and commitment to getting in the best shape possible in her 50′s.
This mantra has resonated with me since she posted it to the blog.
Tricia has had a few nagging injuries; most of which have caused her to have to modify most workouts. Rather than have the old, “because I modify it doesn’t count” attitude, she realizes that what she can do is quite productive, and that she should be grateful that she can do anything at all.
I’ve been getting quite negative the past few days. Shoulder injury to back injury, blah, blah, blah–it really doesn’t matter because at the end of the day Tricia has a point…
No, this isn’t the ideal time to have an injury, but it is better than the first week of the Open or the second day of the Regional Qualifier.
And you know what? I can still row. And run. And perform most bodyweight movements. So, why not do them? And do them proudly. Because I can. And because there are many people who are not as fortunate as I am to be able to do them.
So DO it. And LOVE it.