We have a cold. We. Matt and I.

This means that I will not be going to gym today, but I will be enjoying watching other people workout for today is CrossFit Games day.

I love CrossFit. I do not do the CrossFit. I love to watch it.

In my experience there are two kinds of sports spectators: The Deflated and The Pumped.

The Deflated watch events like IRONMAN competitions and the CrossFit Games because their partners want to watch it.

While they are watching, they don’t see the athletes as people. They are something else. Something other. Something they cannot be.

The Pumped watch these events, all the events, whenever they get a chance. They rewatch events, documentary, interviews, because those people, those athletes are just like them.

They breathe in and out. They have families. They aren’t perfect, but they are showing us all the things of which we are capable.

I’m a member of The Pumped.

I watch IRONMAN competitions, marathons, CrossFit, and more, because if those people can do that, I do a little workout five days a week. I can get myself into the best shape of my life one day at a day opening doors for me to do something cool like kayak, run a 5k, or hike an ultra.

So, my tissues and I are glued to the television watching these gladiators without colds do superhero level workouts.

At 5:10p, they’ll be rowing a marathon! Excuse me while I add that to my workout list.

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