Tuesday Attitude: Soul-dier
“A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must gve it this soul.” -Pope John Paul II
I often wonder what people think when we say “the gym”? Or even better, when we say “taking class at the gym”? Do they conjure images of machines, mirrored rooms, and leg-warmers? It’s got to be hard to imagine the CF gym from the outside, especially because in order to really know it, you have to know the people who built it. Those who put the soul into CF.
Regardless of background and ability, the soul of CF was instilled by folks who come through the doors with a single-minded intent. “In the next hour, with extreme prejudice and relentless pursuit, I will push the limits of HR and fatigue, I will take myself beyond what I can do, I will add a piece of my soul to CF.”
Knowing that CF is not a building or set of exercises, but a “soulfulness” is the first step to understanding CF. Do you get it?
(Here’s some mojo for the next Q…cleaning out and condensing the 2012 folder)