Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My 2013 CrossFit Open

I am not going to finish the 2013 CrossFit Open, at least, not in the way I hoped to.  I did not finish in 2011, and I won’t finish in 2013. But it is really about priorities, and my health is really more important. 

I completed 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3.  After these WODS I am ranked midway through the pack, a position I am happy with, as I have been through so much. Tonight, after the announcement for 13.4 is made, I will complete it.  Kitsap CrossFit, my home box, will be open just so I can complete the WOD before I have surgery on the Friday following the announcement. 

After surgery, I will be recovering, and not cleared to do much of anything.  I won’t be able to drive, lift more than 10#, and will be told not to do more than walk.  I will not be able to complete the remaining Open WODs. 

So I won’t finish competing in the Open, but I hope to be able to be there cheering you on, following your progress and watching each announcement to see what’s next.  And from that perspective, I will finish the Open.
I will finish the Open as a crossfitter.  I will support my community, as my community has supported me.  As a crossfitter, I will continue to drive forward, I will continue to persevere, I will be strong, and I will fight hard.  I am sure I will have moments of doubt and uncertainty, and it may not all be pretty.  But I will be faithful and I will finish the Open by being the one who cheers you on, so that you can do your best and, most of all, HAVE FUN!!!!! 

Tonight I will do my last Open WOD, 13.4.  And I will have FUN!!!

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