Lately, I’ve been near the top of the leader board in my box pretty consistently. I’ve gotten my bar muscle up. I’m perfected my butterfly pull-ups. I’m doing my own strength program so I’m getting stronger and the heavier weights in WOD’s don’t affect me as much and I can move much more more easily.
Today was the day I realized though that I am really good. REALLY.
We had an Open Test WOD of:
50 double unders
40 box jumps
40 toes to bar
30 chest to bar pull ups
20 squat cleans (100 lbs for women)
20 jerks (100 lbs)
10 muscle ups
I did the wall balls and the double unders unbroken in record time. I was the first to all the movements. I had the highest score (even amongst the boys). What slowed me down were the TTB and the C2B (2 moves I’m gonna work once I’m done with my muscle-up course).
I’ve really grown as an athlete since the Open. It gave me the impetus to get better, to improve my moves (and get new ones), and to give it my all.
There’s something about CrossFit that’s hard to explain to non-CrossFiters. But I work very hard at it and the passion builds. I get frustrated just like everyone else. But in the end I push harder and the work gets done. And I win.
Isn’t that what it’s all about?