How many of you are FULLY satisfied with every single score you put up during the Open the last five weeks? I imagine there won’t be an overwhelming amount of 🙋🏼♂️’s in the comments. That’s okay. I’m right there with you!
But you know what I’m not going to do? Wallow, be ashamed, or discouraged. I’m going to be proud of my effort, take a week to recoup, do a little reflecting, devise a plan, and attack it! If you own the story, you get to write the ending.
Plus, I bet everyone else is already proud that we braved stepping into the arena and taking a chance. Why don’t we all tag some people below that we’re proud of. I’ll start!
Statistically, at this point it’ll be nearly impossible for me to qualify for one of the top 20 spots in the Open and earn a ticket to the @crossfitgames. That’s frustrating, as I’ve pretty much finished in the top 20 in the world every year since 2014.
However, it doesn’t mean one thing and does mean another. It doesn’t mean that I’m not going to go FULL SEND on this last workout. Give it everything I’ve got and go out with a bang. It does mean that I’ll now have to do a bit of competing at these sanctioned events to earn myself a spot at this year’s Games. Let’s go!
Couple parallels from this situation for real life: •Don’t be a quitter. Just because you may not be able to achieve a goal you’ve been working toward, doesn’t mean that you should pull back your passion and effort. •Don’t be discouraged. Things won’t always go exactly the way you plan them. Being able to pivot and make power moves in a different direction can be just as, if not more, rewarding sometimes!
Hope you all crush 19.5 and give yourself a pat on the back for making it through yet another CrossFit Games Open season!
Obligatory pre 19.5 thruster post! Relatively sure we’ll see them tonight. Any chance it’s something else? I’ll be up at @trainingthinktank to throw down with @tmayer18@blacksmifff and the crew, regardless!
Guys, I’m trying HARD to climb this leaderboard every week. Whether or not I make it up to where I need to be at the end of next week, I know I’ll be damn proud of my effort. Thanks for helping me believe and stay in the fight! #comebackszn#letsgo full 19.4 on my YouTube 📹 @joule.studios
Farmers Market Finds. My new Sunday routine consists of a bike ride over to the farmers market to stock up on fresh produce for the week, while sipping on a rainbow smoothie (check out my story)! The Open has been stressful enough, so I’m thankful for having @joannleigh to help me prep meals that @cfkate and @themethodnow help us plan out and get dialed in! 🥬🍎🥚🍅🍇🥑
Good luck to first time muscle uppers this weekend! ⚡️QUICK TIPS:⚡️ 1. Jump toward the bar and grab it in a big HOLLOW with your toes together and pointed. 2. Throw your chest forward and feet back into a big ARCH. 3. Push your arms down into the bar and KICK your feet forward, hard, as if you were trying to splash water out of a puddle. 4. DRIVE your hips up toward the bar. 5. SIT-UP as fast and hard as you can while allowing your hands to loosely rotate forward around the bar. 6. PRESS up. 7. CELEBRATE your first bar muscle up! 🎉 TAG a friend who’s ready for their first! ⬇️