Well we are fast approaching the summit of the 2013 CrossFit Open and within a blink of an eye 2 WOD’s have been completed and only 3 to go. For me it has been like the start of December when the Christmas decorations go up everywhere, carols start to get played and the festive vibe comes alive within. Everything that is done in the 4 weeks leading up to the 25th Dec helps shape the excitement in what culminates in one big feed and a garbage bin full of wrapping paper and relaxation for at least 24 hours. The worldwind that is Xmas day is done and dusted for another 365 days always with the feeling of wanting more, more time on holidays, more food, more time with friends and family. MORE Fun
It was this morning that I thought to myself “Man I wish we could start again”, not that I would do anything differently but its like at school if you did a drawing or an essay you were happy with, hand it in to the teacher only to be given a C knowing how much time and work you put into it only to receive a C. Other people did all the work the night before and received C+ or B. Now the upside is the fact that last year that C was D/E.
Now I know some kids in the class just “Have It”. Genenic Potential, age, injuries out and out ability and willingness to hurt all play important factors. That is where the mirror of truth comes in.
What gives me the right to think I’m better than someone else in a WOD? Who am I using as a yardstick? A very wise man said Am I doing this to Win? Fuck no. I do it to be better than I was the day before. Yeah there is people that you want to beat for bragging rights. Have I done these workouts/tests before? NO So how would I know what a good score for me should be? I don’t. I have learnt more about myself in the past 2 weeks than I have in years.
I have spent the last 6 months training for this 5 week block and like Xmas its almost over for another 365 days which saddens me, maybe because I leaning every workout and as they say in horse racing I’m better for the run.
1st Attempt 223 reps
Didn’t let go of the bar at all during the workout. Started Out doing box jumps then after round 2 went to step ups. Last 2 rounds went back to TNG BJ.
2nd Attempt 235 reps
Held onto the bar for first 2 rounds stepped up from the start. I actually found this harder My hip crease was way below my knee with one foot on the box. Went a little quicker from the outset. Staying in front of the clock OMEM until midway through round 3. Looking back on it the Achillies held up really well I should have boxed jumped more I think its a better movement for me rather than I high step up or could have just got a hose to get the sand out of my vagina and stop being a girl.