CrossFit has evolved. Have you?
I remember when 7:00 of target burpees was hard. And I got 77 and that was a decent score.That was 4 years ago. We do 7:00 of burpees now as a warm-up and 77 is no longer a good score. I’ve evolved too. I beat that score in 90 degree heat, pregnant. But as the sport has attracted more and more elite athletes, I can’t help but feel like I’ve fallen behind.
Some of us were leery of competing in The Open this year. Some of us may not have even tried or entered, others saw their scores soar week after week. Me? Whew. It blew holes in my training. It exposed my weaknesses, which seem to multiply by the day. It was humiliating at times. It was rewarding at others. It was fun. It was not fun. I laughed. And wanted to cry. Mostly, I’m really glad it’s almost over. I have work to do. The new standards on the hand stand push ups were enough to kill me. Just ask my judge Tom Dolan. We’re still not speaking. Kidding. And what muscle ups? I don’t have them. Would I rather work on getting a 200# back squat, legless rope climbs and 100 ft hand stand walk? Yup. Because those things are all fun for me to work on. I enjoy the movements and they will come quickly. The aforementioned movements will take hours of working on progressions and hundreds of failed attempts.
With failed attempts comes the reminder to make good decisions. Every. Single. Day. Make good food choices. Prep meals religiously. Workout. Follow a program. Do progressions. Do work. Every day.
I’m evolving. Are you?