The 2018 CrossFit Open

March 30, 2018

The 2018 CrossFit Open finished up on Monday March 26th.  As I have mentioned a few times my results were not as good as I was hoping for but I did see a lot of improvement in all areas of Fitness.  I finished right at 1,000th place in the world for my age division, this result put my in the 88th percentile.  I didn’t meet my goal but I’m choosing to focus on the positives from this experience.

I’m stronger, I can lift more weight, and I can lift it faster.

I have more stamina, I’m able to work for longer amounts of time.

I improved my flexibility.  A good example of this is that now I’m able to do pistols, which are one legged squats.

I improved in body weight movements.  This was the area that I saw the biggest improvement, but, I still have a long way to go.  I’m now able to do, pull-ups, toes-to-bar, chest-to-bar, and handstand push-ups.  I still need to improve the number I can do of each of these movements and the speed that I can do each movement, but I’m excited that I can at least do the movements.

I still can’t do Ring or Bar Muscle-ups.  Being able to do these two movements would not have magically let me hit my goal this year of being in the Top 200, but it is safe to say that I will never reach this goal if I’m unable to do these two movements.

I also was able to reduce my weight to below 200 pounds.  I would like to continue to lose a few more pounds and try and maintain a weight of about 190.

This brings me to the question of what will my goals be for the rest of this year?

The short answer is that I haven’t decided yet.  I will continue to exercise and attempt to eat right but for the next four to six weeks I think I will be bringing the intensity down a notch or two.  Instead of five or six workouts a week it will be three or four, and I may not be able to ignore the random cookie that I come across……smile.

I’m also going to take a break from my weekly posts.  I’m really glad that I made my goal of posting at least once per week for the last 34 weeks.  If for no better reason then I have a journal of things I’ve tried and things I’ve accomplished during the last eight months.

My hope is that I will get back on some type of schedule of posting to this web-site…..I’ll let you know.

It has really been a lot of fun for me.  I appreciate everyone that has read even one of my posts, and to those of you that have reached out with a kind word, or encouragement for what I was trying to do, thank-you, it really helped motivate me to keep going.

Thanks for following me on my Journey.

God is good……all the time.

 

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