One of the elements of CrossFit is the variation. It’s always different. Expect the unexpected. And learn to like it. I don’t like to tell people what the WOD is going to be because you should be prepared for anything.
In the past I gave people hints about the contents of the WOD: ‘dress for the weather’ if I was planning a run in colder weather, or ‘wear long/pants or high socks’ when we were having rope climbs. However, I think I’m going to stop that. It seems to be working against me. People get all worked up about the WOD. “Is there running? Oh I hate running, I’m not going. I can’t do
a rope climb – forget it! I can’t do double-unders and I hate doing 4 or 5x the
rep for single-jump ropes.“
This isn’t ‘Dial-a-Wod’. You can’t fill in the movements that you like. And you shouldn’t. It’s about challenging yourself. It’s about the satisfaction you feel after you complete 20 65# Overhead Squats when you hate overhead squats. When you know they are one of the most difficult movements for you. It’s about putting 31 Turkish Get Ups in a WOD when they are the movement that you absolutely hate. And doing them right along with everyone else, hating every minute and feeling like you climbed a mountain when you finished. Present a challenge to yourself. Then rise to meet the challenge. You won’t regret it.
Just like you should be prepared for the unexpected elements in Rochester, NY (70 degrees one day, snow a week later!) you should be prepared for your workout. High socks, a hat, gloves, a long sleeve shirt or pants don’t take up a lot of room in your gym bag or in your car. Bring them every day and get excited about the challenge that is waiting for you at the gym. You’re going to meet that challenge and crush it – because you’re awesome!