It is Friday lunch time and for the first time in over a month I am feeling stress-free. Im heading into the weekend not counting repetitions in my head. I am not spending sleepless nights strategising how to get faster or stronger. Mixed feelings abound. After my 4th CrossFit Open, for the first time I am thankful it is over. I am in one group of people who are happy the stress is gone. We enjoy it in the moment but now that it is over we are more than happy to get back to regular programming. We know the game is long and we are already thinking ahead to next year.
For some people though, the week after the open can feel a bit empty. There is a feeling that surely, there's more to it. They miss the Saturday frenzy watching other people go at it whole heartedly and lay everything on the line for one more second, one more rep. I was once there too. However, it is good to always keep reality in check and get back to the grind sooner than later so we can hop straight back into training. For the fittest among us, there's regionals to look forward to and the elite go one step further into the Games. But for us plebs, this is the end of the line. Another year down, and hopefully, better than last year.
Whether or not you belong to either group, this time is mostly spent reflecting on what the last year has been and looking forward to another year of work towards beating this year's results. At the end of the day, the euphoria, the manic weekends and the highs and lows of the Open will fade and give us clearer goals towards next year's open.
Did we lack strength? Did we fail at the gymnastic skills in the WODs? or did we not have that much coveted engine needed for those long grinding workouts? Whatever our short comings the only way is forward and the time to start is now. Let this week or the next settle. Give the body its recovery, then hit the training hard and get back on the Fitness train! Looking forward to The CrossFit Open 2018 already
Coincidentally, if you're looking to Calibrate some skills, Correct some technique or Commit to learning some new tricks that would be helpful in the next Open. Give any of the coaches a holler and we'd love to talk to you about how we can help you get those goals!
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