I first posted about The Games and The Open back in February see http://www.twofatguysonamission.com/2012/02/crossfit-games-open.html , and several posts on the Open WOD's back in March. Well The Games are here and will be held in Cali this weekend starting on Friday, and yes I will be going.
I've blogged several times on how CrossFit has changed me as a person physically and mentally, and to now get a chance to go and take in the "Super Bowl" of crossfit if you will, is going to be one awesome trip!
I first saw the games last summer on T.V. and it opened up another side of crossfit for me I had never even thought of and that was to compete. Up until that point I had just looked at crossfit as a way to get my ass off the couch and motivated again to get back in shape!
I know had a second goal once I had dropped the 100lbs (aka the mission) to one day compete at crossfit. As I started reading more into this and talking to my coaches there were local events at our box I could compete in as well as regional events outside of the Open and the Games.
I'm closer to my original mission, and I've only been competitive training for about a month now with The Outlaw Way programming, so hopefully this time next year I'm blogging more about competitions and events I'm entering.
Back to the games. This trip is going to be great not just for the event, but also because I have a friend and College football teammate and roommate in Guido Trinidad competing. For more on his story check out http://games.crossfit.com/article/mission-guido-trinidad . Guido is one of the first few that got me into crossfit and motivated me to get into a box and start WODing. Talk about awesome getting to watch a friend succeed and have a chance to compete at an ELITE level is going to be a fun thing to watch in person. If you are ever in Miami or South Beach you've got to drop-in to one of his boxes for a WOD. Check out http://peak360fitness.com/ .
|Guido throwing down at the SE Regionals!|
It will not only test their physical limits but it will push them mentally, and to watch them fight through those pain thresholds and barriers is going to be great to watch, and you bet your ass I'll be yelling and pulling for all of them, especially Guido and all of The Outlaw athletes competing.