I remember being in gym class in school…the early years. The challenge was the rope climb. Climb that rope, touch the ceiling, get back down. Try not to get rope burns. No one wore gloves then so you always “burned” your hands on the rope sooner or later. It was such a test of wills.
When I arrived at Crossfit, the ropes were there..waiting. I had climbed them before but it just seems to be getting tougher. But not this time. As I climbed it, I saw the ceiling approaching. I touched it and came back down. Wearing gloves, the hands were fine, but every other part of me was sore.
It brought me back to school gym class. It reminded me of the need to recapture the fun in the challenge. Fun. Sometimes I think it is a lost art. Just having fun throughout the day. Finding the joy in your daily “rope climb”. Making the effort not only to meet the challenges but enjoying them too. So today, make a commitment to yourself…have fun. See the rope and just go for it.