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.