This weekend was the 2013 CrossFit Games. It’s basically like the Super Bowl of CrossFit. Even though we were traveling for most of it I kept up to date with what was going on by
stalking checking twitter. Knowing what I know about what it takes to get there I am just in awe of all the athletes there. Watching them it was unbelievable. It takes more than just good genes to do that – it takes hard freaking work. Sure, that 265lb deadlift may have come easier for athletes like Elizabeth Atkinwale… but she still had to put in the work to get that way.
Seeing the games reminds me of why I love CrossFit. Because everyone involved in CrossFit wants to make themselves better. It’s not just about clocking in and out of the gym in order to make yourself feel less guilty. It is about pushing the limits of what you are capable of. Watching those people I get this nagging question in the back of my mind… Am I good enough… and watching videos and hearing stories of the current games Competitors and where they were a few years ago I have this dangerous spark of hope that says maybe you are…
I’m not saying it’s my life goal to make it to the games… I’m just refusing to let myself say I’ll never be THAT good. And that’s what I love about CrossFit. It has helped me to believe in me. To believe that just maybe I can PR my CrossFit total by 30lbs in 6 weeks (YES, that happened today) or just maybe I can do an unassisted kipping pull up… That is is possible to go from the chubby girl to the fit girl. It is possible, as long as you want it.
and I want to be better.
and of course you can’t talk about the CrossFit Games without mentioning this guy…
THREE time CrossFit Games Champ Rich Froning.
What inspires you to be better?