Rubbin' is Racin'
Words of Wisdom from Coach Jenn:
The term “Rubbing” is used by Racing announcers to describe cars that make contact but don't crash. They literally hit a “bump” in the road but keep racing nonetheless.
This is a term I use when coaching athletes who are getting frustrated with lifts or skills that they can’t quite get right. In your CrossFit training, just like in life, you HAVE to get it wrong before you get it right.
It’s our way of ruling out all of the wrong ways to make room for acceptance of the right ways. If you don’t, how do you really know what “getting it right” looks like?
Making mistakes doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It just means you’re trying and learning in life. It’s how everyone learns from the time you’re a baby. As adults, we lose our patience and want everything right now. If it’s something you’re passionate about, give it a minute. Allow your growth to happen and learn to enjoy the process.
The taste of your success will be all the more sweeter when you reflect on your path of hard work and dedication to get there.