With The Open having come to a close, we’re all sad and glad at the same time that it is over. Many of our members posted triumphs and frustrations, your coaches included. There’s probably a workout that’ll haunt you until you get to do it again - and one you could not be prouder of yourself. The Open has a way of bringing out the best in us, and many of us see PRs… but it also shines a bright light on areas we can improve. No one comes out of The Open without something to work on - not even the elites. Not even the athlete who will ultimately win the 2019 CrossFit Games. In fact it is the drive they have leaving these competitions that will lead them to their victory.
Wherever you may fall in the above, we want you to take a step back and look at how far you have come. Look at the community you are a part of. Look at the efforts you are making to give yourself a better life. Look at the kiddos looking at you - you are leading by example.
Reflect on how you went into The Open and how you came out of The Open. Think about what you want your goals to be now that it is over, because just like all competition, once it’s over, it’s time to get back to work. If you are not sure how to reach your goals, pull any coach aside and ask for help. One way we all can get better is by sticking around for the accessory & core work Coach programs for us. Think of our strength complexes like the forging of a sword and the accessory and core work like the sharpening of that sword. You can’t create the most powerful weapon possible without the forge and the sharpening stone. To reach your peak potential you must utilize all the tools put in front of you!