I recently had the privilege of being cast in a commercial for Dick’s Sporting Goods. I was the “pull up girl”. Instead of being on the comfortable rig at CrossFit Austin, I used a rickety pull up system with a squishy and narrow grip. Because of the set-up, I could only do strict pull ups, no kipping.
Despite the filming taking place during my CrossFit moratorium, I had a total blast. I managed to crank out so many pull ups that I was sore for three days. Although I was doing the work by myself, I was surrounded by cameras and the crew. All eyes were on me, and because of that, I could push myself well beyond my limits. Towards the end of the commercial, you see me grunting; quite loudly. That grunt was completely authentic to my effort.
Despite the fact that I had not really done pull ups in over a month, despite the fact that my adrenals were still on the mend, I could still find a way to dig deep and give my all.
This commercial in itself is very well done and chock-full-o-motivation. For me, getting to see how I pulled out a good show and left everything I had on that bar makes all the difference.
I know that there is still fight left in me. I will breathe fire again.
This year I chose to not participate in the CrossFit Open. I left my ego at the door and am back to the beginning to focus on form and technique while I get my lungs back to Fran-tastic condition.
The words in this commercial ring true in my ears and spark fresh motivation. Who will you be? Get after it and find out. I’ll see you at the finish line.
For your viewing pleasure:
Wishing you best in health,