I never want to ask someone to do something I wouldn’t do myself, so here it goes. Please send us your competition stories, pictures and videos! All of these events help us grow in so many ways, and sharing them makes them less traumatic:)
***Warning – severe self-deprecation ahead***
This was not in the Open. This was 2015 at Alpha Omega CrossFit. It was cold and rainy. As usual for this time of year I was in the middle of an autoimmune flare up and the excitement that I had when I signed up for the competition months before was pretty non-existent.
I am pretty sure I spent the car ride figuring out how to get out of doing this competition on the way up there. I am not a big fan of giving up completely, so I bartered with myself. I decided I could just do one workout…not all of them. Since I was still alive after the first WOD, I thought, I will just do the next one. And that will be it.
Well, I did all of them, and just as I was ready to hop in the car, I received devastating news. I made it in the top five – I had thrusters and pull-ups in a final workout to do.
I did them and WON! Wouldn’t that have been great if that were true? It’s not. I did win the final, but not the competition. It was not a winner takes all situation. In all honesty I think about this day a lot. There are many times in life (and in workouts) that I don’t WANT to do the thing I said I was going to. And sometimes it is easy to not do it – I can be very convincing to myself. In fact, just this week, I fought with myself over the amount of wall balls I was going to do before I put it down. I normally do 30, and I did 15. Then I did 10s. And while that didn’t go well yesterday, I could have not shown up at all.
So here is a glimpse into a moment in my competitive life. Tag – you’re it!
Workout of the Day
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 18 minutes of:
15 Box jumps, 24″ box
115/75 pound Push press, 12 reps