Why The FUCK Do We Watch OTHER People Work Out?
It’s Quite Silly When You Think About It
Yes, we spend HOURS of our day…shit, our WEEKEND to watch OTHER people work out. What’s up with that? This random thought was inspired by this quick tidbit during the South East Regionals Day 1 Update Show.
And because I like you, here’s a link to the exact part of the video on YouTube for all you lazy poopy-heads.
Seriously…stop and pause for a second. Really think about this. Do we REALLY do this? I mean…to us, we’re watching athletes who inspire us. We want to be them. For the athletes we’re attracted to, we want to get with them (Ohhhhhh that nicely waxed Rich Froning, Jr. bodyyyy….WAIT…wut?). We want to support our friends and family representing our own CrossFit boxes.
It’s part of living the CrossFit lifestyle.
On Paper And To The Public…
…it’s pretty stupid. Let’s strip all the bells and whistles, the emotions we have tied to the sport, and whatnot. It really comes down to watching other people work out.
If you try to explain this shit to a rando or someone you know who knows NOTHING about CrossFit, you’ve pretty much warranted yourself a #coolstorybro.
Most People Don’t Give A Shit
And that’s the truth. However, if you’re reading this blog post, there’s a high chance that you DO give a shit.
That’s all that matters.
CrossFit is my PASSION…if you can’t tell already. Who’d write a whole blog about a topic they don’t care about?
We’re the people who follow the CrossFit Games Regionals through Twitter each weekend. We’re the crazy fucks who spend their entire weekend in the Jumbotron chat, unless of course you have the privilege to attend a nearby Regional.
That’s another thing…we’re the people who’d travel HOURS to see our friends and family compete. As I said, this is just part of the lifestyle, and I’m fuckin proud of it.
We’re All In The Same Boat Of Fucked Up Individuals
Just accept it.
We love CrossFit. We drink the fuckin Kool-Aid. Someone just get me a funnel and let’s make a party out of it.
I’ve noticed all of us in the Jumbotron chat asking about each others’ Fran times, what color Reebok “workout bra” to buy, what box we go to (I think I’ve given enough info for you SUPER STALKERS to figure out where I work out…good luck…), etc.
To the outside world, we’re not normal. I’m okay with that.
Too bad the Jumbotron chat is only for this weekend and for the actual Games in July. Actually…it’s a good thing, so we can actually carry on with our lives…
…but really, I think most CrossFitters out there are hungry for a place to chat and shoot the shit. Correct me if I’m wrong. Post something in the comments.
People have asked me for tips on double unders (don’t worry, Michelle, I’ll cover that in the coming week), where I bought certain CrossFit items, and other CrossFit-related stuff, but as I’ve said before, I’m not an expert.
I’m just a crazy fan. I’m an everyday CrossFitter. That’s all.
So it’s gonna take your 2 cents, in addition to mine, to help people out. Since we’re all so proud of our love for CrossFit, why not share the love? It’s just like how you always see competitors cheering others on even after finishing their workout.
We can easily keep a lot of CrossFit info to ourselves, but what benefit will that really bring to us? CrossFit was designed to be an “open source” kind of a deal, so of course, bringing input and contributions from a wide variety of people from different backgrounds is a given.
That’s the only way the sport will grow and mature properly.
This “shooting the shit” project is something I’ve had my sights on for a while, so I’m gonna cook something up for you fuckers in the coming weeks.
Kip It Real, my friends.
P.S. Thanks for all the Facebook Like lovin: