"I would like to show people the Open is for every single person who wants to do it."
Three days after Open Workout 14.5 is announced, Mindy Coby is expected to give birth to a boy named Dylan.
The 29-year-old isn’t competing in the Open for the Games, Regionals or even Leaderboard bragging rights. To Coby, the Open is simply five workouts over five weeks.
She started CrossFit six years ago, and her first workout of air squats—the kind where you rebound off a medicine ball like a kid who has eaten too much sugar—and dumbbell push presses was all it took. And to this day, there is no excuse Coby can find to skip a workout.