My comp on Saturday really brought me down. It’s depressing to think you’re not as good as you think you are.
I was sore all day Sunday and Monday. I had to push myself to back squat and drag myself to the box this morning.
I go through these ups and downs periodically with CrossFit. Pushing myself so hard mentally mostly that I crash. I’ve been getting up early, lifting in my garage, going to the box before class, lifting and training there, doing the program and the WOD every day since May. I’ve done 3 comps in 8 weeks. I’ve honed my diet and lost 8 pounds and am toned. I did a bar muscle up course and now a toes to bar course.
I’m reaping the results physically but mentally it’s rough. I fight the thought This is NOT worth it many times a day.
The Open is coming in 4 months, and I literally want to crush every workout so I can’t back down now. But some days I want to. And today was one of those days.
But I dragged myself. I had a good WOD workout. It wasn’t my best cause I was sore. I PR’ed my overhead squat, which didn’t make me feel any better. And I did it.
It wasn’t easy.
But nothing in life worth doing is ever easy.
And it’s those who persevere that come out on top.
I’ve been googling this for about two weeks now and STILL I can’t find any information.
Even basic stuff: When does the Open start, predictions on what moves will be included, etc.
So I guess I’ll get the conversation started.
I can’t tell you when the Open will start (let me know if you know!).
I can make movement predictions: HSPU, double unders, chest-to-bar pull-ups, thrusters, and dumbbells. Probably a row. Bar muscle-ups. Toes-to-bar. A climbing barbell sequence.
I think dumbbells will definitely make another appearance. Either that or we’ll repeat 17.1 since Dave Castro always repeats one of the previous Open workouts.
A word of advice: you need to be preparing NOW! You got five months. Pick the moves you want to get better at and put a program together. Improving overall is good as well, but you need to concentrate on skills at this point.