Monday, November 12, 2012

Ooh, say that again

"Jason, you're really good at weightlifting," said the Crossfit coach this morning in front of the whole class.  "Anyone ever tell you that before?"

Nope.  In fact, if I had to vote for the least likely combination of words in the English language, that would have been it.  So let's just let that soak in for a minute. 

[Feel that?  That's what gold stars and "A"s feel like.]

Assuming he's being sincere (and who knows, he may just know that I'm a sucker for praise), all the credit goes to Robert, the trainer I've been working with for the past couple of years, who has always insisted on good technique.  Not only has learning good technique prevented injury, it's also been the key for holding my interest in an activity that for years I would have said was the opposite of anything I'd willingly spend time and money to do.  Heavy weights and huge muscles?  Meh.  Physical challenge with a specific set of instructions that I can execute perfectly?  Love it.

Which makes me wonder:  What other things are there in life that I think I don't like, or have never tried, simply because they haven't been pitched to me the right way?


Anonymous said...

Well, surprise, and good for you! Lady

chitarita said...

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and condiments both come to mind.

Ashley said...

This comes as no surprise to me considering I know your role models have always been Mr. T and Arnold. Next thing you know you'll be going to Mr. Olympia with Ammon! ;) Way to be amazing