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Sunday 20 September 2009

Posted by The Coach on September 19th, 2009

At times we look at tasks in life and in fact life itself as high mountains to climb over to reach the other end, or whatever is over “the other side of this enormous mountain”, because for some strange reason it is part of the Human condition to always want more, so whatever is on the other side must be an improvement on where one stands NOW. I see this as perhaps a distorted awareness of reality. Why view the mountain as an obstacle and a burden, why not understand the mountain for the beauty it possesses? The burden is the negative psychological perception we attach to the experience. View the high climb as something you choose to embrace, an experience you await for, a  journey that you need & crave to face. Enjoy the climb! Stop… For one moment, as a matter of fact, for many consecutive moments and observe thoroughly all of your surroundings; this is the journey, this is living where you are now! Pain, sorrow, joy or happiness, it does not matter. Do not reject what appears to be burdens within our lives, for these are the experiential moments which shape and form our true characters… SS



18 Responses to “Sunday 20 September 2009”

  1. gus said

    “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
    -Theodore Roosevelt


  2. andrew said

    “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Edmund Hillary


  3. gus said

    “If you’re going through Hell……Keep going”

    -Winston Churchill


  4. Jason said

    “We intimidate those who intimidate others”

  5. andrew said

    ” Eat the weak, they’re high in protein!”…

  6. michelle said

    “suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

    Good luck in the Fremantle Half Marathon today, Pete!

  7. The Cell said

    Go get them Pete!


  8. Pete Yeates said

    Had a fun “Fun Run” today, took it out easy and finished strong.

    Distance = 21.1 km
    Time = Just under 1hr 32min 🙂

    Training =
    5-6 x wk of the Cell
    1x wk Cycle (road or mtb) 2-3hrs
    1x wk Run 1-3 hrs
    1x wk yoga 1.5hrs

    I focused on keeping my core strong and using the glutes as much as possible, just like a Deadlift really, and landing on the balls of my feet, this POSE Technique is great for keeping you fresh. My quads are free of pain and have pulled up remakably well, with only a slightly sore but.

  9. Nikk said

    Well 2 day I played a soccer Grand Final and I am pleased 2 tell u that my team won the game 6-0, it was a great team performance.
    It’s now 2 years in a row that my team has one the Grand Final and were hoping too win a third Grand Final next year. 🙂

    Team: Quinns Under 14 North Division 1, Unbeaten season

  10. The Cell said

    Congratulations to our athletes Nikk and Pete! A strong effort from both of you! Well done! We are proud to have you training at The Cell, your enthusiasm, persistance and constant effort to develop yourself athletically is inspiring!


    SS and Jas

  11. Pete Yeates said

    Nikk, well done on your Grand Final WIN, looks like you thrashed them. 🙂

  12. gus said

    congrats, nikk and pete! good to see cell peeps doing well as always

    i’ve spent sunday mostly getting prepared for the paleo challenge that starts tomorrow, so i have been making pulled pork, kangaroo jerky, baba ghanouj and buying lots of vegetables

  13. Biljana said

    Hey Gus, How much are we all paying you to cook for us for the next 30 days? hahahahahaha 🙂

  14. andrew said

    hope u r bringing some pulled port in 2morrow???

  15. andrew said

    port = pork

  16. gus said

    hahah, pulled pork is a precious commodity around these parts

    when i up the scale next time to 5+ kgs in one go then i’ll bring some in

    i’ll bring some roo jerky for the AM peeps on tuesday probably though

  17. grover said

    figured i’d put this on the sunday post even though i did it on saturday (Houston is -13hrs from Perth time…)

    i hooked up with Vic from Bayou City CrossFit late on friday asking if i could drop in for a wod on saturday morning. turns out there was an affiliate gathering of sorts organised for saturday morning.

    there is this athletics clothing company called lulu lemon (anyone watch futurama?) and i think there is one in that new mall (enex?) on hay st… anyway, every weekend or month or something this place invites a ton of people down for a workout, most of the time it’s yoga etc.

    so this time it was crossfit, organised by Webster and Lindsey Smith (Lindsey placed 5th in the CF09 Games).

    i worked out that this store was about 1 mile from where i’m staying and so i wandered down early in the morning ready for some fun.

    we took over the car park in front of the store with dynamax balls, kettlebells, abmats, cones etc and soon there was a whole bunch of people ready to go.

    Some gear
    People gathering
    Stations being set up
    [photos taken with phone]

    the workout was 9 stations of tabata (4 rounds/station):
    1. situps
    2. pushups
    3. KB SDLHP
    4. flutter kicks (l/r = 1 rep)
    5. lunges (l/r = 1 rep)
    6. air squats
    7. mountain climbers (l/r = 1 rep)
    8. swimmers
    9. 20m shuttle run

    score is total reps.

    with about 20 people at each station along with a bunch of coaches, the energy was high but the music was sorely lacking in Lion!

    afterwards there was some food (chicken breasts, fruit, nuts etc) and a raffle for some cool prizes.

    everyone was really friendly and most were already keen crossfitters. some of the beasts managed well over 500 reps which totally blew me away!

    here are some links to the affiliates in attendance:

    Atomic CrossFit
    CrossFit Houston
    Bayou City CrossFit
    CrossFit Champions
    P3 CrossFit
    CrossFit West Houston
    CrossFit Katy
    CrossFit Point Break

    there are some photo sets available in the links above.

    -grover reporting from houston, texas.

  18. gus said

    that’s awesome, grover! looks like you’re going to have a blast when you move over there for reals

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