It’s November 2014. The 2015 Crossfit Games Open is not for approximately another 4 months. Why am I thinking of this now? It seems like every year since 2011, I get really excited earlier and earlier. I want to be ready. I want to be better. I want to crush everything and everyone standing in my way. But willpower will only take you so far in Crossfit.
Last year I did well enough but not exactly as well as I figured I would. Then it came to me, I needed to put in the work. I needed to both love and hate the grind. Put in the effort. The last time I had this fire in me was back in 2012, when I would not allow myself to start the next Open without mastering double-unders. This time I have the same urge, the same drive, only for everything else. So I am making a commitment to plan ahead, train smart and get some work done.
Yet, I don’t know what REALLY drives me. I have nothing to prove to anyone. I have pride in my abilities, but not over anyone else’s. I have no illusions of grandeur. I will not make it to Regionals. I will not be the top dog at my box. But the one thing I will be is the one who worked hard to go where he wants to be and maybe that’s enough.
In the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter. My life will go on, I will keep doing workouts, I will keep throwing down at my box, and I will keep expanding my horizons.
I’m not sure where all this preparation is going to take me, but I suspect that I will really enjoy the destination.
Now go and get after it. – Crossfit Moncton