Tonight Dave Castro and Friends will meet in a guy’s home garage gym, to announce and kick-off CrossFit Open 16.2.
I think that is pretty cool.
Do you remember where were you 3 years ago, for 13.2? I wrote about it in detail, so I have a vivid recollection.
2013 was my first experience with the CrossFit Open. I had only been doing CrossFit about 6 months. I was totally enthralled by how my health and fitness had been transformed.
There was no scaled option back then. Every division has Rx, or Rx. I had no idea how emotional this first Open would be for me. I never considered myself a competitor, and little did I know that my nemesis was looking back at me from the mirror.
The WOD was a 10-minute AMRAP Triplet, consisting of:
- 5 Shoulder to Overhead
- 10 Deadlifts
- 15 Box jumps
I was grinding myself into the ground with failed lifts, as the clock was ticking away.”
I went back to the box on Friday and worked on form with nothing but PVC pipe. Even with that, I was in pain. My wrists, elbows and shoulders were toasted the day before. I rested on Saturday.
On Sunday, I came back for more. I was determined to better my performance and through coaching and encouragement, I was able to increase my score by 300%.
With every Open workout I do seek to benchmark my improvement from previous years. But the primary reason I do the Open is my hope to rekindle that passion that I experienced that first year. Perhaps I will on Friday evening. How about you? Why do you do it?