Orrin started it, but I’m going to keep it going: let’s talk about fear.
On my first November Project LAX workout, what feels like forever ago at this point (in actuality only about a year and a half ago), I was afraid. I knew a fair amount of the people there, but I felt afraid nonetheless. “I was an athlete in college” I thought to myself, “I have something to prove to these people”. The fear of how I would be perceived by these strangers forced me to work too hard and ended with me face first in a trash can. But then something remarkable happened – I wasn’t met with the typical judgmental looks and general WTF does this guy think he’s doing attitude upon my sickly release… quite the opposite. Some made sure I was okay and offered water, some cheered and patted me on the back for pushing myself, and other very excitedly told me that they too had puked on their first NP. I am now a proud proponent of part three from that last sentence.
And that’s the thing! You have nothing to be afraid of inside the confines of the bowl (or the outskirts for today’s J Baby throw down). If you’re scared to fail when reaching for a goal, we’re here to keep pushing you until you’re there. If you’re afraid that you’re too out of shape to be here, we’re here to tell you how amazing it is that you got out of bed in the first place. If you’re scared that you might not fit in with this bunch of wild, weird, and colorful group… well we have plenty of hugs for you to fix that. Whatever your fears, we’re here to help you rise above them.
Each and every one of you was fucking fearless this morning. You bought into the idea that sending out your best energy into the world will make it return to you tenfold. When we explained the workout, I saw a lot of exasperated faces wondering what they had gotten themselves into. When we finished at the cheer tunnel, every single one of those faces were wearing a big fat smile.
Do good LA. I can’t tell you how glad I am you’re all here.
FRIDAY – 6:27 am ENTRANCE TO THE SANTA MONICA PIER: #Beachtober cruises into its penultimate session as we return back to the sand, so prepare accordingly. This workout is also BYOP, so make sure you show up with a pumpkin. Head size or bigger preferred
PR DAY NEXT WEEK – Along with TAGGING, we are implementing a costume theme of ROBOTS. Take that as you will.
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