Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This past weekend was the Central Southern Texas Sectionals in Austin at Camp Mabry. The event was a complete Level 10 experience from every angle--competitors, spectators, volunteers. Today I am finally able to write about the weekend. I went in to competition on Saturday excited, driven, focused, and ready to have fun and compete. However, I left Sunday with mixed emotions--excited for my teammates but disappointed in my personal end result.
This weekend I learned first hand that CrossFit reveals weaknesses. Workout #1 was my workout and kept me right in the top of the pack. Workout #2 had handstand pushups. I got my 1st unassisted (aka: no ab mat) hand stand pushup on Thursday. Two days before competition; clearly not ideal. Needless to say I spent 12 long minutes staring at a metal wall and attempting handstand pushups and only muscled out one. I went in to Workout #3 ready to redeem myself; however, double-unders in grass turned out to not work in my favor.
It is now 2 days post competition, and I have picked up my pride and ego off the ground. I reminded myself why I compete. I did not place in the top 30, and for that I am disappointed. The realization of how 2 weaknesses removed me from being in the top 30 really hit home. Once again I am reminded...train everything, especially my weaknesses!
On a better note, I will ALWAYS have fun doing CrossFit. Every time I wonder from that thought pattern, I do a quick gut check and remind myself how blessed I am to do what I do. The overwhelming feeling of gratitude takes over the moment I switch my thought process. (I dare you to try it). The experience, competition, and stronger friendships developed after this weekend are invaluable. To top it off, I got to wear my Showout apparel this weekend. I know I am a good CrossFitter, and each day moving forward I am striving to be a great CrossFitter, and an athlete who will be on the CrossFit Central Affiliate Team.