You know you’re a crossfitter when!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in WOD | 2 comments

You know you’re a crossfitter when:

  • You constantly stop when passing a playground, then are grumpy the rest of the day ’cause all the bars were too low.
  • You take a half day off just to shovel the snow off your driveway, for time
  • You don’t own a tractor, but you own tractor tires.
  • When you think it’s cool that your girlfriend is purposefully scraping her hands with a cheese-grater implement
  • When you laugh at almost all the exercises normal people say they do at the gym.
  • You can tell a woman she has a great snatch, and not get slapped by your wife/significant other.
  • When you pick your cubicle at work because of its hand-stand practice potential.
  • When your “rest day” turns into a run, practicing muscle-ups or working on those double unders
  • Your shins have more scrapes than a twelve year old boy.
  • You know better than to say, “That looks easy”.
  • You’ve spent HOURS watching videos of other people working out (who does that?).
  • When you travel, your first concern is if there is a local affiliate close by.
  • Refresh is your favorite button after 9 pm.
  • You have posted pictures of yourself working out on facebook.
  • You believe in sweat angels.
  • Tape and chalk are at a premium.
  • You used to bite your nails and now you pick at your calluses.

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  1. “You’ve spent HOURS watching videos of other people working out (who does that?).” – best one in the list. Yeah, who does that? I’ve wasted days watching other people work out in videos or just kicking around the gym to watch people work out. Odd… but awesome

    Here’s some you might get a kick out of from

    “Why CrossFit Ruined My Life:”

    “…Because of CrossFit, normal everyday people just don’t look the same. When you are constantly surrounded by CrossFitters your perception of human anatomy is skewed. Too skinny is weak and too strong is slow.

    “Because of CrossFit, I believe all people are capable of amazing physical feats, when they don’t produce, I take it personally and have no tolerance for laziness.

    “Because of CrossFit, I may look amazing naked, however, damned if I can fit into normal girl clothes. Put me in yoga pants and I’ll knock your socks off. Send me on a mission to find a dress, pair of jeans or a feminine top and I’ll come home defeated. My wardrobe will forever consist of 90% t’shirts.

    “Because of CrossFit, I will spend at least half of my waking days lurking on websites, watching, learning, getting pumped up and being inspired. will be the first site I look at every morning and the last before bed. Why am I mesmerized by people working out. Damn you CrossFit.

    “Because of CrossFit, my hands will never be soft and silky. They will forever remain rough and coarse. They have become hands of capacity and are not for looks or ginger caressing.

    “Because of CrossFit, I will never be able to separate my health and fitness again. They will always be joined as one, interlocked in an intimate marriage of understanding. I have no excuses.

    “Because of CrossFit, people think I work out all day, deprive myself of sinful pleasures and am generally unfun (because their definition of fun has become so incompatible with mine)!

    “Because of CrossFit, I will never be satisfied with my fitness. There will always be something to achieve, something to try and something to “get better at”, nothing I can’t do!”

  2. If you want a little more reading, how about this blog post “CrossFit Has Ruined Strippers”