Remembering to Live a Little

The 2017 CrossFit Games finished up yesterday evening. The Games represent the very top athletes from CrossFit affiliates around the world. These athletes train hours a day, and work tirelessly to hone their skills, improve their mental state, and vie for a CrossFit Games Title.

We train regularly too. We have a trajectory for our training, and we want to see certain things happen over time. We want to lose weight, look better, feel better, improve performance, reduce pain, and improve quality of life. 

Sometimes, we get so into our training or working and we miss a few important things along the way. We miss the times to slow down and smell the roses.

This speech by Jimmy V at the 1993 Espy's reminds us to enjoy life while we are here. Jimmy had cancer and had no clue how much longer he had left to live when he gave this speech. Knowing he may soon die, Jimmy gave these words to inspire us. 

Think, cry, laugh.