I’m Glad I Didn’t Listen…

“You gonna re-do it?”Image result for crossfit open workout 18.1

“Nah, I’m good.  I’m happy with my score.  If I re-did it, I’d only improve by a few reps.”

This was the reply I heard most frequently when around the internet community if they were going to re-do CrossFit Open Workout 18.1.

Ben Bergeron’s advice:  You’ve spent one whole year training for the Open.  Why wouldn’t you re-do it?

So I followed Bergeron.

And I’m SO glad I did.

I re-did 18.1.  I gained 30 more reps!  Almost 2 whole rounds above my old score.

I was hoping for 3.  I got 30.

So what changed?

Two things:

  1. I figured out the hang cleans and had all clean reps.
  2. I pushed harder.  I knew in my head I didn’t want to re-do this workout without improving my score so I kept thinking the entire time, “You gotta go, Jen.  You gotta do better.”  And I did.

Furthermore, I knew because of the dumbbells and the no reps in the first 2 rounds I could do better.  I knew it.  And I did.

I’m proud.

I love Bergeron now more than ever.

He was right.  I’ve spent so much time, effort, and energy over the past year training for this.  I HAVE to try it twice. Every time.  NO matter what.

I owe it to myself to do so.

Don’t you?

11 thoughts on “I’m Glad I Didn’t Listen…

  1. Never really thought about it that way before and it makes more sense to do it twice rather than once. Thank you for this, I didn’t manage to do 18.1 on Friday because of a cold so I’m doing my first attempt tonight, but for the other workouts, I’m going to do them twice.

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  2. Oh that is awesome!!! Do you mind if I use you as an example with my students. They’re young so we spend a lot of time talking about persevering until you get the result you’re capable of! I’m glad you’re proud and hat you redid it

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