Through out the month of March the internet has been alive with the sound of Crossfit chatter because it’s The Open Season!
There are prediction threads on forums, announcements to excitedly watch, strategy videos to ponder, leader boarding to do and of course after the testing has been done there are the WOD recaps and results to post.
I’m still in my first year of crossfit and this is my first open season so I have nothing to compare this year against because crossfit was never on my radar, sure I knew who Rich and Annie were and I’d watch the Crossfit Games if I happened to channel surf and ESPN had coverage but I’d never read blogs or followed instagram accounts of random people (eg people I did not know personally) who did crossfit.
As such I’m not sure if this happens every year or not BUT the amount of complaining going on is unbelievable.“Hurting myself for 1 point isn’t worth it to me. So I am going to score a 0 in this round. Here is the thing, if you score a 0 in any of the 5 weeks you are automatically out. Well shit! I guess I skimmed over that part when I signed up.” *
“Ok, I feel really let down! A rower?- really?” **
“CrossFit Open WOD 14.2…The moment CrossFit HQ made 150,000 people feel like schmucks for signing up.” ***
Honestly people you make the general population laugh at us which solidifies their decision that crossfitters are a bunch of cry babies who wear funny long socks and do shit pull ups.
We are now only hours away from the final WOD in this years Open season being announced and crossfitters across the globe will watch three-time CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning Jr. (2011, 2012, 2013) take on Jason Khalipa (2008) and Graham Holmberg (2010) in a head to head demonstration of 14.5 whilst reigning champion Samantha Briggs (2013) faces her predecessor, two-time champion Annie Thorisdottir (2011, 2012).
So PLEASE just this once, regardless of what torture14.5 has in store for us stop with the f**king whining and get on with it ..
Crossfit is about training for the unknown, you won’t get an opportunity to complain about not being able to survive in a natural disaster, you’ll have to find a way to make it happen!
Train for life NOT for the points ..
Till next time