So, I have been doing crossfit for about 18 months now making this my second opportunity to do the crossfit open. Both times through, there is a push to sign up and both times, there is always an apprehension. There are comments and concerns about inability to do the moments standard movements. I have the worries myself. Then I sit down and start to think about it. Every day we come into this place we get to see something amazing happen. Some of these miracles are small, some of them are huge, and some of them we don’t see, but we personally experience. For example, just yesterday, I saw a video of one of our athletes getting their first kipping pull ups. A few weeks back, a couple folks got their first muscle up. Every time we do heavy lifts, someone gets a chance to hit a PR. Sometimes, the wins are less noticeable, but they are there. Someone who struggles with box jumps is able to leap onto the box for the first time. Someone else runs a half mile without stopping to catch their breath half way through. Another person takes the confidence that they gain building through these victories in the gym to affect a life change in another part of their lives. All of these examples have something in common. They are the results of a lot of hard work and personal commitment to making ourselves better. That is not easy. It takes a certain amount of personal courage to expose ourselves to these trials multiple times a week and knowing that we might fail with the mindset of coming back another day and attempting to do it again. So, what is the “so what”? The open is a chance to show how that hard work and effort has paid off. It is a chance to celebrate along with our members of the gym, how far each of us has come along our own personal journey. Is it possible that we might fail? Yes, but take a second and think about the opportunity to go beyond anything each of us thought was possible. Someone is going to do something they never had thought possible all of it because of their personal commitment. So, Carpe Diem and sign up for the open. I will be at Crossfit Loop on Friday night to take on whatever Dave Castro throws at us. I hope to see you there.
|Year||Overall Rank (Worldwide)||Overall Rank (By Region)||Overall Rank (By State)|
|2016||9002nd||501st South West||196th Colorado|
Back Squat 320 lb Clean and Jerk 215 lb Snatch 165 lb Deadlift 415 lb Fight Gone Bad -- Max Pull-ups --
Fran -- Grace 3:02 Helen -- Filthy 50 -- Sprint 400m -- Run 5k 27:30