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Crossfit Open 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Just popping in to say Happy Friday Eve!

Not only is tomorrow Friday, tomorrow is the first day of the 2019 Crossfit Open! I wasn't sure if I was going to compete for the 3rd straight year, but I've decided to. Competing at the level I do is not about placing anywhere special or ranking high (even just at my gym). What it is about is self improvement. It's about pushing yourself and doing your best! So why not do it?

The competition is 5 weeks long. Each Thursday the powers-that-be at Crossfit Headquarters announce a workout with standards, weights, time caps, etc. Then you have until Monday at 5 pm to complete the workout with a judge watching you and you turn your score on-line. At our gym we have what is called "Friday Night Lights." Each Friday we get together in a large group to the workouts, cheer each other on and celebrate with a pot luck and a few beers. Each week has a food theme. Tomorrow's theme is vegetarian - which is awesome for me being an 18 year vegetarian!

So I've come up with my goal for this year. It's two fold. First, each year the competitions organizers usually do a repeat workout from another year. My goal is that if they do a workout from 2018 or 2017 is that I have improvement. That could mean doing the workout Rxed (higher weights, harder skills) or still doing it scaled but faster. My second goal is to finish with a higher rank than last year. (which I just looked up and saw I did last year compared to 2017!) Below are my yearly rankings:

2017: 117,952
2018: 113,780

See? I'm not turning any heads ranking in the 100 thousands BUT I'm just happy to compete!

Last year I got my first pull up ever. It was so awesome! I still haven't done another one since. I hope if there are pull-ups required again this year I do more than one! I also did my first Rx workout last year. I hope I'm able to do that again this year!

We are also going to our yearly Whiskey Tasting on Saturday! This is our 4th year attending! The first year we tried it out it was just us. The past few years we've added some friends. This year, 2 more people are coming. It should be an awesome time!

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope your weekend is great!

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