Before I could change my mind, I decided to sign myself up for The CrossFit Open last week. The 2013 Open begins March 6 and goes until April 7. I’m not a “CrossFit superstar” by any means (yet). I most likely will not make it to regionals. But I am so excited!
My goal is to get to the point where I can seriously compete. I was really inspired when I saw this video of Lindsey Valenzuela doing a 200 lb snatch!!
The video begins with her successfully completing the snatch, but later in the video it shows a few of her unsuccessful attempts. I like seeing this example of perseverance and hard work. It makes me want to go to my CrossFit gym right now!!
Everyone who signs up for the Open gets an athlete profile on games.crossfit.com. Even though I’ve been doing CrossFit for about seven months, I do not consider myself an athlete…so, it’s weird seeing the word “Athlete” by my name.
So, I consider this a beginning, and I’m excited for it!
Each week of the Open, I plan on blogging about my WOD experience.
I am also considering doing the 21-Day Sugar Detox starting March 1, for various reasons. I have been wanting to try it for a while, but I think this would be a good time in particular for me to try it because I think ditching sugar would help me perform better at CrossFit.
I will be completing the first Open WOD March 9! Until then, I’m sitting tight.