Thanks to Kim Wilkes of CrossFit St. Charles for the great picture! We had a blast at the New Town Fit Games.
Competition. Are you willing to challenge yourself without regard for the outcome? As I viewed the CrossFit movie "Every Second Counts", this thought occured to me. Before going into it, here is a brief personal summary of the movie. It was for the most part well done. It provided interesting insight to CrossFit and preparing for something as grueling as the CrossFit Games. I thought the focus was a bit narrow as only 6 athletes were chronicled. I would have liked to see some more on CrossFit itself and what it represents. The major bummer was that none of the women were covered! We didn't get to see some of the greatest female athletes prepare and perform. CrossFit has empowered women. We see some of the most inspiring efforts from female athletes and I think they deserve as much coverage. Maybe it will be the sequel!
Back to my question. As the top athletes battled for the top 3 spots, it made me wonder about the more average athletes competing, giving it their best for 2 days. Don't get me wrong. None of these people are "average." The fact is they are up against people who set ridiculous times. They are the true firebreathers and many realistic competitors surely knew they didn't have a shot at besting them. That didn't stop them. The point of competition is to test yourself and find out what you are made of. It's about sharing and strengthening a community. It's about long shots and close calls. It's about inpirational moments and witnessing the unexpected. It gives us a chance to be great. Most of all, it's about having fun.
As we get details of our Run and Row challenge together, think about this and get on board. Will you win? We don't know. Does it matter? No. Challenge yourself.
Affiliate Team WOD
-1 Round for time
-Use same barbell throughout the WOD.
-25 Hang Power Snatch 1/2 bodyweight
-25 Front Squats 1/2 bodyweight
-25 Dead Hang Pull-ups (chest to bar)