The Inner Voice That Pushes. A CTF Member’s Thank You To Jenna Torres

by Robbie Bunting


Long after Mickey was gone Rocky heard Mickey’s voice and found inner strength that pushed him past his own mind limiting thoughts. A great coach does this. I have found a coach that has challenged me to go further and need to let her know that it has made a difference now and going forward.

You Cannot Quit

The first time I can remember interaction with this coach was during a EMOM. We were running 100′s at 100% and swinging kettle balls the first 15 minutes. I could no longer find my breath and told her that I needed to quit, that I could no further. She told me in just a few words and using my name, “Robbie you will not quit”. I did not know if I were going to die, but I knew that she believed I could go further. I did. Not sure how, but I finished the WOD. I did not know what I was capable of. I did not believe.

Fast Forward

The other day this coach put me on a smaller band when we were doing a WOD. She knew I could do it. Next thing you know I am doing kipping pullups and smiling from ear to ear and not knowing why this had been so hard in the past and so easy now. Bottom line, she believed I could do it and was able to convey this belief to me. Why did this happen?

Listen to the Self Talk

Tomorrow is her last day coaching in our box. I can promise that this is the inner voice that will push me further. She did not single me out and I am sure the rest of the gang all feel the same way. In today’s WOD she challenged me. I am not sure how she did this when I was on up on a bar, but she told me to stop kipping and do 5 strict pullups. It was impossible, than I did one. She has taught me to believe. To push further and to say I can.

Jenna Torres Thank You.

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