Sep 2nd, 2012
Author: CrossFit CDR
Category: CrossFit CDR
Happy Labor Day to our CDR friends and family!
Labor Day celebrates the contributions and achievements of the American worker. We know that CrossFitting improves our functional fitness and allows us to be better prepared for our work and play. Check out this article about how CrossFit prepares Yosemite National Park rangers to be prepared for the rigors of their job – to make one of our national treasures safe for visitors, save lives, and enforce the law under dangerous conditions.
And for the literary sorts among us…
To Be of Use
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
They seem to become natives of that element,
the black sleek heads of seals
bouncing like half-submerged balls.
I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart,
who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,
who strain in the mud and the muck to move things forward,
who do what has to be done, again and again.
I want to be with people who submerge
in the task, who go into the fields to harvest
and work in a row and pass the bags along,
who are not parlor generals and field deserters
but move in a common rhythm
when the food must come in or the fire be put out.
The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry
and a person for work that is real.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY
Labor Day WOD, 9am
Baseball – CDR style