Thoughts from Jason.


This may just be me…but I don't get it. Maybe it's a man thing, but I just do not understand all of this talk. I appreciate the feedback and the honesty from Allison andRenee but I still don't get it.

At the end of the day this is exercise…we are trying to get fitter. You can only be fitter by improving yourself, your fitness has nothing to do with anyone else.

This whole "Varsity" thing started with me joking around and just calling the noon class Varsity, it never had anything to do with performance. Dona is a regular attendee…no offense Dona. I think Mary put it best, "Varsity is a state of mind." If you have issues with coming to the NOON class that is a YOU problem…no one else. I've been the first done at noon and I've been the last done and everyone was still my friend after, on both occasions. When I want to beat DM Blomquist or Kevin it has much more to do with really wanting to do my best and crush a workout than beating them. I don't want to beat them because they performed poorly, I want to beat them because I performed well.

At the end of the day, let's be real, none of us are going to the CF Games. We have one person currently at Albany CrossFit that I think can make it, and here's a hint it's not who you think and it's not you (I know this because this person is not on FB). 

Let's also be real, being good at Albany CrossFit is nothing. There are thousands if not millions of CrossFitters in the world…we are a blip on the CrossFit map. Rich Froning not only does not care how we are performing, he doesn't care how anyone is performing, he simply does his best each and every day. I regularly train with CF Games competitors and they don't care that they are training with Jason Ackerman they just crush WODs.

Being the best on any given day at Albany CrossFit doesn't make you a superhero or even a good person. Whining, complaining, or concerning yourself with others doesn't make you a bad person either, it just makes you a whiner.

Not sure if this will come off as harsh…I'm bad with emotions. 

I just know I've truly never heard anyone say, "oh man that person sucks" or "so and so is not in good shape." 

I also know the majority of our athletes are cool with everything and just come in and do their best, but I do want everyone to be happy and feel comfortable at Albany CrossFit, I also realize this is not easy. 

We have an amazing community and you can only get out what you put into it. If you are the athlete encouraging others, cheering them on, being positive it will come back to you. Be that person. 

But don't only be that person at Albany CrossFit, be that person in life. Don't think how you act in CrossFit is not how you act the rest of the day. One of my favorite quotes is "How you do one thing is how you do everything." 

Do your best at Albany CrossFit, be positive at Albany CrossFit, cheer others on, encourage, WOD with integrity…not only will you perform better and be proud of your numbers, you will live a positive life that you are also proud of.

Believe unconditionally in yourself and the ability of others.

In love and fitness.