Why do you train?

From CrossFit Oahu:

"Yesterday someone asked me why I train.  Caught off guard by the magnitude of the question, I opened my mouth to speak, but couldn’t.  It wasn’t that I didn’t have the answer, it was that I had too many.

 I train to become better.  Life is too long and too short to settle.  My body is whole; it doesn’t come in pieces.  My body is my physical, mental, and emotional self. There is no separation.   We come intertwined in an intricate meshwork where there is no end and no beginning.  Anytime I improve in any facet of my being it’s only going to better the others.  Unfortunately, vice versus… If one suffers, the rest of me suffers as well. 

I train for proof that I am alive.  As I lay on the black mat sucking wind, I value breath, I value life, I value that I have a life where I have the luxury of being able to focus on physical excellence, not just physical survival.  I sweat and bleed by choice, I am lucky.

I train for challenge.  I have no sport, no competition, no impending judgment day.  In fact, I continue to seek avenues just to use my training.  Challenge is the best way to figure out what I’m really made of.  During strife, I lay every strength and weakness before me, my arsenal of weapons.  Yes, even weakness can be a weapon; it’s a signifier for my focus.  By knowing my weaknesses, I know where to improve, before something or someone can use it against me first.  Challenge in the gym I can control, the gym is my training ground to learn how to deal with what may happen outside of its doors."

Keep reading here:  http://www.crossfitoahu.com/blog.php?id=23928

WU with:
60 seconds of L sits, then:
3 rounds:
5 ring rows
10 wall squats
15 sit ups
Back Squats 3x5 or 5x3
WOD:  5 Rounds
20 sit ups
20 1 arm KB Swings
20 Double Unders