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It’s done! 18.1 in the books! That workout wasn’t half bad. It wasn’t a feeling of OMG I might die, or I feel ill. Nope, it was pretty much a battle of grip and sheer endurance to never stop for 20 minutes! In the past Open wods we’ve come across some brutal workouts that left us gasping on the floor and never wanting to experience it again. I actually loved that this first Open wod was one that gave the opportunity for a lot more people to be able to actually do the work and get pretty far in the 20 minutes AND if you have your toe to bar or the strength could do it RX. People, that isn’t typical in this pre-qualifier for the Crossfit Regionals. Sure, none of us got close to Sam Briggs 14 rounds in the 20 minutes but that’s what is so cool about the Open! We are competing with about 500,000 people all over the world and we are doing great! Now, no matter if you are actually registered for the Open or not, what each and every workout comes down to is YOU. Yep, especially this time of year you come in. You do the work. You know your body and what you are capable of doing, when you need to dial it back, when you need to rest, where you can push yourself a little more but most importantly you are doing the best thing for yourself by coming in and getting work done! I came across this Manifesto by She Thrives Blog yesterday, I wanted to share it with you because it is such a good reminder for each of us to keep ourselves in check. So respect yourself and prep yourself to do your very best every. single. day. The next Open WOD will be this Friday, so eat well this week. Sleep great and keep up the amazing work!
Thank you to everyone who came in last Friday! We had so much fun working out with a large group (lots of cheering!!) and the food was fantastic!!
THE CROSSFIT OPEN: A MANIFESTO
1. I will take care of my body, and eat, train, recover, mobilize and rest like an athlete. My body is working hard for me and I will respect and tend to it every way I can.
2. I will set an intention before each workout, and find something important and personal that I want to focus on, regardless of what everyone else is doing around me, to remind myself that my journey is my own.
3. I will check in with myself after each workout and find something that went RIGHT to remind myself why I am here and why I’m already better for what I’m doing.
4. I fully embrace where I am today; not where I used to be, or perhaps wish I were, but where I stand today in my life, in my body, and I will be happy with whatever my current 100% effort looks like.
5. I will stop defining myself in relative terms (stronger, weaker, slower, etc), and focus only on my own shit. I will remember I’m not here to WIN (relative), I’m here to improve myself– which comes in many different forms, lessons, and challenges, which I will embrace.
6. I will find a way to push myself and question or destroy my self-imposed limitations, and celebrate even the tiniest of triumphs. I will remember how far I’ve come and feel grateful for my body and abilities.
7. I will support my teammates as they face their own demons, and help remind them how strong they are. I will speak to myself the same way I speak to them.
8. I will watch excuses, comparison, and self doubt float through my mind and recognize it as fear, and remember that I’m bigger than that; the only difference between fun and fury is my perspective. I will keep my mind calm, clear, and confident.
9. I will feel proud of myself for even showing up; for being brave enough to walk into the arena. I will remember that THIS SHIT IS HARD. I will take this opportunity to square up against my own fears seriously, to show them that I’m here and I mean business.
10. I will not take this too seriously, because it is competitive exercising, and nothing is on the line. I am crystal clear that a time on a workout does not define my worth as a coach, as an athlete, or as a human, and that this is supposed to be FUN.