1.15.2014

2014 CrossFit Open


It is hard to believe it is that time of year again…the 2014 Open is upon us.  For those that do not know, the Open is a global competition in which hundreds of thousands of athletes around the globe compete in 5 workouts over 5 weeks to identify some of the fittest people on the planet.  Now, most will read that and say, “Well I know that I am not one of those people so the Open must not be for me.”  You could not be more wrong.  The Open is a chance for you to find our where you stand amongst your peers and where you stand in relation to your goals…in this regard it is no different than doing the Baseline that you completed during your Intro session again.  It is a data point of your current fitness and this is an exceptionally important data point to know and appreciate.  It is important because it will help direct your future training and it will firmly re-establish your life-long journey towards fitness.  We should be proud that we do CrossFit and the Open is one way to show the world just how proud you are.  We are a group of people that understand that the things in life that are worth having do not come easy.  We understand that blood, sweat and tears are not things that should be avoided; they should be embraced as the obstacles that we must overcome for greatness…whether that is defined at CrossFit Games Champ or Grandparent of the Year in the eyes of your grandchildren.  Similarly to when you walked through the doors of CF KoP for the first time, due not let fear conquer you and hold you back from your true potential.   As if that was not enough, here are some more reasons that you should compete in the Open…

1)    The intensity in the gym during these workouts is like nothing I have ever experienced before.  Intensity is amazing as it enables you to do things you never thought possible.  During the Open it is routine to see people set PR’s and perform their first pull-up or some other movement.  The rush of the audience is a drug that you can embrace that brings you to higher levels of performance.  Once you show your mind that you can do it, nothing is impossible. 
2)    So many people differentiate CrossFit from everything else by our community.  The Open is a wonderful way to embrace and expand upon that community.  In years past, people that are not even working out show up at the gym to support their friends…as a member of the KoP community, it is AMAZING to see.
3)    Do not live with regret.  As we do not limit those not signed up from competing, they often find themselves pushing against those that are participating.  Year after year, people come up to us and say, I had no idea what this was about but it is awesome, I will surely not miss out on this next year.  Don’t be one of those people, take advantage of it now.

In life, you will have many more failures than successes.  We learn from those failures and we define ourselves by how we pick ourselves up and try again.  After many failures, many of us aspire to something better and we look back and are thankful for the obstacles along the way as they helped define who we are today.  They made us better…they made us stronger.  Let the Open be one of those obstacles for you.  Dominate your fear, become great and sign up today at games.crossfit.com and select team CrossFit King of Prussia!

10 comments:

King said...

I am signed up!

Aimee Lyons said...

Awesome King....me too! Who else is in?

Unknown said...

Could you do the work out any day of the week or are they on certain days

Kathleen said...

Very well said Aimee. I would encourage anybody who has not done it before to sign up. I far exceeded my expectations when I did it last year!

Jason Lyons said...

Very well written indeed. :) lol

Chip said...

I am reluctantly signed up. Im hoping to move up 4738 spots to 65,953 fittest person.

Chip

Stephanie Vincent said...

Every crossfitter needs to experience the open. Do it.

Chris P. said...

I suspect the verbose nature of the post means Jason wrote it

Aimee Lyons said...

P-- you are right, I cannot take credit for the written word on paper; I can only take credit for making him write it...

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