Reflection, part 1…1/30/13

For those occupying a space underneath a rock for the past couple months, a few of our athletes just finished up a big competition this past weekend. I fully intend to release my personal thoughts and reflections on the weekend shortly. For now though, here is a reflection from one of the competitors, Megan:
“I have been doing CrossFit now for a year and as most of you know, Jenny and I participated in our first CrossFit competition last weekend. I went into the day with a love of CrossFit, a competitive spirit and really no idea what to expect. To say it was a challenging day is an understatement. Those of you that were there witnessed my highs and my lows throughout the day. I am embarrassed to admit that my lowest point was at the end of the day when I should have been celebrating the fact that I did it, that I made it through and finished my very first competition. Instead I was beating myself up for not pushing myself harder or for letting things distract me. As the night went on and as Saturday turned into Sunday I had to mentally move on to other things, but the disappointment in myself was still in the back of my head. Even though I was surrounded by people who told me how endlessly proud of me they were, I felt there wasn’t much to be proud of. It wasn’t until Monday that a friend of mine put everything into perspective for me and it was like a switch was instantly flipped. She started by telling me how proud she was of me and I just kind of smiled and said thanks. She could tell something was wrong and basically told me to snap out of it. She told me to think back to 18 months or even a year ago when I first started at the gym. If back then someone told me that in January 2013 I would be competing in a CrossFit competition I would have laughed at them. She sat there and made me think about how far I have come in the last year. How much I have changed both physically and mentally. I didn’t deserve to beat myself up by comparing myself to how others did. I did it and I finished it, no one else did it for me. I did the best I could have on that day and so what if I had a “bad” day, I am better from the experience.”

    “I have learned that friendly competition is fine and a lot of times in the box and even outside of it, it can be a lot of fun. As soon as you start getting down on yourself though because someone else performed better than you it is no longer friendly. Everyone has their off days or what we like to call “bad” days, but just think of how far you have come! Maybe you went from using the training bar to using the big bars, or went down a band doing pull-ups, that is AMAZING!!! What we do is hard and you have come so far! You are amazing on good days and bad because you went. Even “bad” days can’t be bad because you went to the box. YOU made the effort that day to make yourself just a little bit better than you were the day before. So next time you are in the box cheer everyone on, but make sure to focus on you and be PROUD.”
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A. Skill:
Drop Snatch -> Snatch Balance – 7×3
Mash your limiter for the above
10 Burpees over the bar
25 OHS (95/65)
25 T2B
10 Burpees over the bar
20 OHS
20 T2B
10 Burpees over the bar
15 OHS
15 T2B
10 Burpees over the bar
**20min time cap
We will have a MAJOR announcement coming tomorrow, so stay tuned!!

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