This is the first year since I’ve started CrossFit that I haven’t cared about the CrossFit Open, which is technically how you qualify for the CrossFit Games, but as average athletes, it’s just a test of how you’ve improved since last year. I believe there are several reasons for my apathy:
- I have no CrossFit home. Sure, I do private lessons at a CrossFit box once a week, but I don’t feel part of the community. Same with another gym I just joined. And I’m unsure where I will be doing the CrossFit Open each week.
- I don’t have my ring muscle ups, and I’m unsure if I will have them or not by the time they show up in the CrossFit Open.
- I believe I’m slower than last year. This is not helping my mental fortitude.
- It doesn’t seem like it’s as big of a deal this year, or because I know I’ll never qualify for anything with all of the changes to qualifying for the CrossFit Games that I just don’t care.
I’ll still do the workouts and log my score and check my standings with others in my age group and region. However, I definitely won’t be re-doing any of the CrossFit Open workouts this year. And I’ll have to try to look forward to it. Tips and advice are always welcome.
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A couple of years back I lost my fitness mojo. I seemed slower, somehow struggling, doing the pain without really knowing why. Partly because I had to ditch the gym I completely switched my exercise types. I think suddenly because it was new I had nothing to base my performance on so it felt like personal bests. Then a few months later I one day tried my old routine and unbelievably I beat my old scores. The complete change helped. Maybe my body and mind had just got bored…
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