#InTheOpen

After my big PR last weekend, I have once again declared long distance running retirement.  It’s not that I don’t love running anymore, I just want to give myself a chance to truly focus on CrossFit and see what I can achieve when I prioritize strength.  Last winter and spring, I made some progress in my weight lifting and functional fitness and felt my confidence grow after participating in the 2015 CrossFit Open.  

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Check out some of my recaps from those workouts here:15.115.215.3, 15.4 and 15.5.

Then, life happened…we bought a house, I quit the gym that was far away from that house and started training for a fall half marathon.  I’ve been at my new home box (CrossFit gym) for almost 2 months now and honestly it’s been a slow return.  On top of a crazy work schedule, I spent the last two months balancing running with strength training for that 10-mile race, so despite having a gym membership, CrossFit still hasn’t been a priority.  Now that the race is over.  Although I gained a pretty badass PR for the 10 mile distance, I’m ready to start seeing some PRs on the whiteboard instead.  

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Yesterday, I registered for the 2016 Open, a 5-week online CrossFit competition open to anyone who wants to participate.  I’m most likely going to have to compete in the scaled division again, but it will still be fun to challenge myself during those grueling workouts.  The fun starts on February 25th, so WODs until then will likely include a lot of movements commonly seen in the Games, like wallballs, toes-to-bar and thrusters.  All weaknesses for me, which should be interesting.  Stay tuned for updates on my progress and PRs. 😉

CrossFit peeps–have you signed up for the Open?  What’s your favorite movement? Least fave?  Tell me about it!

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