The CrossFit Open has come and gone with a vengeance. I had a wonderful experience in my first Open, rounding out the 1 year anniversary of me starting CrossFit. For those of you that don’t know, the Open is a 5 week long competition, with one workout released each week to be judged in your own gym by a certified instructor. You input your results online and are ranked regionally and worldwide. The top 48 scores in each region make it on to Regionals, and from there you qualify to the CrossFit games.
I went into the competition this year with no expectations, I didn’t think I would come close to making regionals. To my surprise, I finished 151st out of 4,800 women competing in the SouthEast! On the 2nd week, I placed 25th! This was so exciting and so encouraging to me. That is what makes this competition ranking system so great, you see where you really are with your training.
Coming so close to making regionals changed my mindset on competing. I no longer think of myself as training CrossFit to stay fit, I am now an athlete and my sport is CrossFit. My goals and dreams have grown. My trainer and I have come up with a new program for me in line with these goals. I am so excited about the future, and look forward to making Regionals next year. Remember to always stay positive and goal driven with your fitness, you never know- you might surprise yourself at how much you can do!
Fitmark Ambassador 2013