Family: Married and a son who also does CrossFit. Boyfriend/Life partner of 22 years, does not do CrossFit, loves to ride his bike. I did buy a medicine ball, kettlebell, and dumbbells so he is starting to do a little cross-training with me at home. We are slowly building a gym at home so he can do some weightlifting and also provides a way to train when I can’t make it to class.
Classes per week:
I try for 6 if my schedule allows. If I can’t get in I do my own workout on my own.
How many years have you been CrossFitting?
Just over 2 years
How many years have you done the Open?
This is my first year.
Why did you choose to compete in the Open this year?
I want a baseline score that I can work from so I can see where I stand amongst the masses. I also want to know how much I improve next year. I also think that the Open is a great way to find out what I might need to work on.
What is your favorite part about the Open?
I love the Open competition the most because of the camaraderie and cheering for other athletes. The Open pushes our limits and that’s what is great about competition, you learn that you always have a little more to give.
Anything you would like to add?
I am writing this after my first Open Workout and it was great. Wanted to die after but that means I was pushing myself harder than maybe I would in a regular class because everyone was cheering. I felt like they all wanted me to succeed. I just hope I was as helpful to them when it was my turn to cheer. T