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For the last 5 weeks, my Friday nights have been completely consumed by @crossfitgames Open. While the elite athletes were busy trying qualify for the Games, for many, many more of us ordinary, everyday CrossFitters, this is nothing short of a fitness festival. It’s a test of our current fitness level by putting us against the unknown and the unknowable. It brings the community together through the anticipation on Thursday night for announcements, the Friday Night Lights, and the many choice words thrown around during the workouts (😂). This is the first Open for me ever, two years into CrossFit. It’s about as messy, frustrating and imperfect as sports can get for me - HQ’s crazy programming, being the only scaled CrossFitter in my box, praying every week that I can do all the movements - but it’s also exciting, humbling and inspiring. I’ve witnessed my fellow Old Citizens smashing their goals and getting their firsts, and I hope that can be me one day.
When @ddrewish (remotely) awarded me the Spirit of the Open in 19.5, he (through @theseanemery ) cited what I’ve said in the previous paragraph. It was a crazy experience, but that was also exactly why I got myself into it in the first place. I’m a tough love kinda of person. I complained the whole time, but only because I love this sport wholeheartedly and believe in what it stands for. I’m motivated by what I currently cannot do and am bad at, and that’s just who I am. Through (and despite of) my obsessive competitiveness and relentless prevention-focused personality, I can honestly say that I’m putting in the work and showing up, now more than ever. I’d come back, next year and beyond.
Here’s to new goals and new PRs in a new (CrossFit) year. Here’s to being stronger, faster, and better. Because, you know, strong women always raise the bar.
(Yes, I did forget to submit a score for 19.2, but I have the slip to prove that I did it. And also, no, I did not improve over time...the percentage of people who say “screw this workout” goes up over time😂)
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