Last weekend, I attended a competitor camp hosted by Koda CrossFit Iron View in Lafayette, Colorado.
It exceeded my expectations. We did a lot of testing to discover our strengths and our weaknesses, got a lot of great information on competing, nutrition, sleep, and so much more.
And, Justin Bergh, the General Manager of The CrossFit Games, stopped by as a guest speaker. It was really, really cool.
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I’ve been thinking about my whys for training for the CrossFit Games:
REASONS I WANT TO TRAIN FOR THE CROSSFIT GAMES
- I have a dream. I have to do something about it.
- This can help me with my goal to be a professional vlogger.
- I could make a difference in others’ lives.
- I crave excitement
- I crave something different
- I crave having a goal in life
- I want to escape my computer
- I want to have a better self-body image
- I want to do something others don’t
- It’s my chance to do something “big”
- It gets me through my monotonous days
Ultimately, it gives me a why. I need a why in my life or I can sink into depression. Whether I make it or not is important, but not the end all. It’s the training and the striving that I need.
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Besides the fact I’m scared out of my mind, there’s a lot of thoughts I’ve had about training for the CrossFit Games:
THOUGHTS ON TRAINING FOR THE CROSSFIT GAMES
- It will be boring as hell
- It will all be mental
- It will be about believing in myself
- It will be about having support
- I will need more rest
- I will need to change my training schedule
- I’ll have to bulk
- I’ll have to give up CrossFit WODs and competitions
- None of this will be easy
- None of this will be fun
- In fact, most of it will be a living hell
So, the question becomes: Is it worth it?
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Here’s my video on the matter:
The eye-opener for me was 22.3 of the CrossFit Open. I was so angry because that workout should have been in my wheelhouse. All of the Open 2022 sucked for me. I should have done much better.
That’s when I decided to quite sucking at CrossFit and get serious again.
However, last week when I was practicing chest-to-bar pull ups in my garage gym and failing and failing, I realized that I can no longer do this alone.
I wish I had realized this sooner in my CrossFit career. I wish I had had someone suggest this. Admittedly, COVID-19 did not help. I entered a period of severe depression, and the only thing I could do in CrossFit was maintain.
Now, I’m shooting for the Games and soliciting a coach. We’ll see how this goes!
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I did Murph last week, and something changed. The way I felt afterwards; euphoria doesn’t even begin to describe it.
I made a video and could not stop watching it. There was something about it that I still can’t describe.
Doing Murph made me think of my friend, Justin Thompson. He’s a veteran, and Murph is big with him. I haven’t seen him since COVID-19, so he was on my mind.
Then, a few days later, I was working out early in the morning at my home gym and the thought occurred to me, “I want to go to the CrossFit Games.”
I didn’t think it ridiculous at all; in fact, now that I’m a masters athlete, I think I have a good chance (of course, I could be delusional).
But I would need a trainer. There’s no earthly way I could do it by myself.
That’s where Justin comes in. He’s a CrossFit Level 3 trainer. I’ve trained with him before. If anyone could help me achieve my dream, it would be him.
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