Watching the Games for the Last Time (?) with Fresh Eyes
Before I went to the CrossFit Games 2016 this last Sunday, I heard a rumor that these may be the last Games held in California. I have attended at least one day every year for the last five years, and when I heard that they might not come back to California, I realized I may have taken my casual and local attendance for granted, if just a little.
Every year CFLA welcomes a wide array of visitors during Games season. Some have flown from far reaches of the world and they are so excited to witness athletes grind it out to be crowned fittest on earth. Friends who live in other states and even my sister-in-law who lives in New Jersey always tell me how jealous they are and how lucky I am to go every year. And it’s true.
So this year when I attended the Games, I did so with a fresh perspective that I may never see them live again. It heighten the experience tenfold. Seeing them with Mina is always the best, but I felt more patient with crowds, more tolerant of the heat, I had great conversations with people I hadn’t seen in a while — and I thoroughly enjoyed every workout and every athletes’ effort.
Now I am looking at other activities and experiences that I do regularly to make sure that I am not taking those for granted as well. A fresh, new perspective on old things only seems to make it exciting and really enjoyable again.
3-5 Sets @ 80%
1 Clean and jerk
3 RFQS on the 4:00 @ </= 7 RPE
12 Knees to elbows
Best Max effort Jami Drill
–2min Cap each round–
Front squats (60-65% FS or +3-5)
4 RFQ (30s:30s) @ </= 7 RPE
Kipping CTB pullups
5-7 Sets @ 65%
1 Clean and jerk