The CrossFit Games season has officially started.
On Wednesday evening, the first workout of the 2013 CrossFit Open was announced. You may remember that I signed up for the Open last year. I had not yet moved up into the official CrossFit class at my gym, but they told me that they programmed the workouts so that nearly anyone could do them.
And I did. Well, I at least recorded reps in every workout. In the third workout I couldn't do the toes-to-bar and in the final workout I couldn't do the chest-to-bar pull-ups, but I finished the movements before those and recorded that score.
I truly struggled with whether or not I would sign up this year. I will be in DC all of next week so I will have to do the workout at a gym where I know no one. And I still can't do toes-to-bar or chest-to-bar pull-ups. I don't know if those will be part of a workout, but I can imagine they will be.
The first workout was announced on Wednesday, and it was a combination of the first two last year.
Last year I got 60 burpees in 7 minutes and 60 snatches in 10 minutes (at those first two weights). This year, I completed 124 reps - that's an improvement of 4 reps. Not great, but at least an improvement! Those burpees killed me.
I follow a lot of people on social media sites who are into CrossFit and doing these workouts and some did more, and some did less than me. But for me, I need to keep reminding myself that I am only competing against myself at this point.
My goal is to be better than I was, and I think I am accomplishing that.