CrossFit Open Wrap-up March 26 2012
Three rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
20 GHD sit-ups
15 foot Rope climb, 2 ascents
CrossFit Open Wrap-up
The 2012 CrossFit Open season has come to a close. The past five weeks at Roots have been exciting, motivating, and challenging. We are so incredibly proud of all of the athletes that chose to participate in this international online competition.
Our very own (wild) Lisa took the time to write out her thoughts on and experience in the Open.
I signed up for the Open because I want to say yes to things rather than doubt my abilities and hide behind that doubt. CrossFit has helped me so much in all aspects of my life by saying yes to physical and mental challenges inside the gym. I have learned how many negative aspects of life I can conquer through the physical. Before the Open, I’d never gotten my toes anywhere NEAR the bar on a toes to bar rep. I’d never power snatched 75 lbs for a few (ugly) reps. I’d never kept doing burpees without rest for 7 minutes. I’d never done Karen with a 14 lb ball before and killed my previous time with a 10 lb ball by about 3 minutes (thanks 9 foot target). Would I have done any of these things on any given Wednesday 6 PM wod? Probably not. The environment that these Thursday throwdowns create is pretty inspiring. And, the thing is, the boundaries I pushed and the limitations I busted down over the past few weeks I’m convinced they were purely psychological. This is why I think the Open is important for folks of all levels and abilities. It’s completely inclusive, and it doesn’t matter where you stand on the leader board for those of us whose profession isn’t The Sport of Fitness. It’s about showing up and pushing yourself while surrounded by your pals, and learning something from the boundaries that you’ve pushed. I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and took part. It has been well worth it.
For those of you who were not able to make it to WOD 12.5 and the Spring Fling, here are the awards from the 2012 CrossFit Open at Roots.
Best Dressed – Davis
Best Cheerleader – Molly Molter
Most LIkely Not to Submit Their Score – the Coaches
Biggest Break Through – Wendy Ball
Newest Member to Compete – Adam Urness
Most Inspirational – Alice Phinney
Most Blood Spilled – Hank
Best Sportsmanship – Stacey Mandel
Best Performance – Collin (12.3)
Spirit of the Open – Dizon
Did you do the 2012 Open? What was your experience? Post to comments.