Lessons From CrossFit Open…

The Open pushes you to do things you normally wouldn’t.  It’s a gauge of where you are fitness wise.  It exposes your strengths and your weaknesses.  It drives you to do better next year.

18.1  My best performance.  It played to my strengths:  long, short repetitions of movements, and pure mental game.

18.2  I PR’d my clean.  Strength is something I always have to work on, which just takes time.

18.3  I’m closer to a ring muscle up than I thought.  I almost had one, and I’m confident I’ll have one soon.

18.4  Handstand push ups.  I learned I’m not as good at these as I thought I was.

18.5  Chest to bar pull ups.  I know I’m not good at these.  Last year I could only strict them.  This year I kipped them.  Another weakness to work on.

I’m very competitive for my age group.  Next year, I’ll be near the top.

Overall, this was a challenging year.  If I could have done all the movements, I would have enjoyed it.  Instead, frustration reigned and by the end, I just wanted to be done.

What I’m looking forward to:  doing some competitions, Murph, improving Olympic moves, getting stronger, getting my final pieces in place, dialing in my nutrition, and continuing to improve daily.  That’s what CrossFit is all about.  Being healthy.  Using your endorphin rush to fuel the crap in your daily life, and thriving despite adversity.

The year ahead couldn’t be brighter!

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All I Think About is CrossFit…Is that Normal?

I’m on vacation in Steamboat Springs, CO, one of the most beautiful places on earth.

And all I can think about is getting back to the box.

I’m checking my app to see the workout for today.

I’m re-doing my CrossFit blog (and my Christian blog as well).

I’m planning my workout schedule this week.  Seeing what I need to work on.

I’m focused on the Open, trying to string together longer and longer moves.  Praying I get my handstand walks before the Open but knowing I have a long way to go.

I’m researching Comps (I have one in January and one in February, but I want to squeeze one more in in-between before the Open).

I’m writing up my 2018 goals and the most complete and specific are my CrossFit goals.

And in between I’m watching it snow!

But I have problems.

I readily admit them.

“Hi.  My name is Jen.  And I’m addicted to CrossFit.”

Happy New Year!

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