Daily WOD Process

Trey Whitaker
2 min readOct 27, 2021


5:30 AM — Wake-up and swing legs to the floor. Assess body soreness. Determine that it’s going to need to be a ‘grow day’ (a.k.a., rest).

6:30 AM — Despite it being a ‘grow day’, check website to see what WOD I’ll be missing.

7:30 AM — Drive past box on way to work and glance into the parking lot to see which coach’s car is in the parking lot.

9:30 AM — While in the cafe buying celery, run into Crossfitting workmates. Proceed to have loud discussion about the horrors of wall balls and thrusters. Don’t notice looks of perplexed co-workers overhearing dialogue.

11:30 AM — Order grilled chicken breast at cafe. While waiting for order, watch videos of Stacie Tovar climbing ropes.

2:30 PM — Snack on almonds while working at desk. Decide to check WOD again thinking maybe I’d read it wrong.

4:30 PM — It’s been a long day at work. Maybe I could just swing by the box and ride the bike? After all, it’s good to stay lightly active on a ‘grow day’.

5:30 PM — Arrive at box to see Vijay doing the WOD during 5:00 class. I can certainly do the WOD if Vijay can do the WOD.

6:30 PM — Why the hell did I decide to do this damn WOD? I should just admit defeat and leave now. I’m an idiot.

7:30 PM — I’m really glad that I didn’t give into myself and take a third consecutive ‘grow day’. I feel awesome after that workout.

11:30 PM — Check website incessantly for tomorrow’s WOD. Hope dreaming about it will build needed muscle memory.



Trey Whitaker

Former CrossFit gym owner, corporate manager, paratrooper, youth sports coach and jujitsu black belt. Now a trail steward at Haleakala National Park on Maui.