Nutrition Challenge has begun. Make sure you are keeping up on your points each day!
Here’s a write up of the Nutrition Challenge Rules if you need to see it HERE
Well now the Open is officially over! No chance for redo’s no more thinking about it…..until October! But we won’t worry about it now!
Most of us this week should be a time to reflect and assess. What did we like and not like about our performances? Where could we improve? What do we want to focus on for the coming months? Etc. etc. for most of us, the competing stage only lasts these 5 weeks, but for one lucky person it is just beginning! And that lucky person is the one pictured above.
Just like last year, Dava has placed top 200 in here age division, in the WORLD. What that means, is come May 2nd she will have about 5-6 days to complete “Master Qualifier” workouts. These are workouts that will be done in the gym, just like the open. She will be filmed just like the open, and judged as well. The only difference is she is going against the top 200 from her age group, and the top 10 will go to the 2019 CrossFit Games. So you might see Dava putting in some extra work over the next month or so, maybe hop in with her and help her out!
If I can just get on a soap box here for a second about the Open. If you did or did not participate in the open, I want you guys to just think for a second about the Open. Are any of us competing at a high level? The answer is no, so why do the Open?
In my personal opinion, you do the open to challenge yourself. Not just physically, but mentally as well. I heard some people say they didn’t want to do the open because of stress it puts in their lives. Which I agree it is stressful, but I would counter with saying, why wouldn’t you use that to try and manage stress better? Life is stressful, a job is stressful, kids are stressful and so on. The open is suppose to be challenging, that’s the whole point of it. And not just challenging from a physical standpoint because the workouts are hard. But also challenging because LIFE is challenging. Life is hard, and so is the open, but if you can believe in yourself and notice that you can do hard things, then life isn’t as hard. It may seem dumb to some, that it’s just a workout once a week for 5 weeks. But to some it is a challenge, it’s putting their ego aside, it’s being judged and maybe getting no repped, it’s maybe realizing you’re not as good as you thought, or maybe it’s just actually committing to something for 5 weeks, fun or not.
If you didn’t do the open this time around, I would encourage doing it in October, and not because I think competing is important, but because I think you need to challenge yourself and try to become better. And if you can turn the open into helping you with life instead of just fitness, then it tends to become more important.
**Soapbox rant over**
A. “Rock N’ Roll”
Max Double Unders with remainder of time