Thursday, January 27, 2011

Turn to the CrossFit Community

For the last month or so I have been kicking around the idea of whether or not I am going to give the 2011 CrossFit Games Sectionals a shot this year. The more I think about it, the more difficult it has become to find a good reason why I shouldn't. Here is a handful of reasons why I should:

1. It keeps me honest, as a CrossFitter and a human being.
2. I just cannot seem to stay away from competition, be it with myself, or others.
3. The theme of this blog happens to be: "The Training Never Stops".
4. Perhaps most importantly: the CrossFit community...my friends.

Just recently, I was reading a blog, written by one of my CrossFit buddies: Gregarious Roberticus Lobitimus (for short, of course). Greg and  I met at the inaugural CrossFit Rowing Trainer Course, in Morrisville, Vermont in the summer of 2008. In a recent post, he wrote about a few of his upcoming goals...the CrossFit Games Sectionals being one of them. That sold me. A member, and friend, of the CrossFit community helped me make my final decision.

When I feel stagnant in my training, I turn to the CrossFit community. I e-mail. I call. I blog. And yes, of course, I utilize Facebook. I tap my friends' brains for tips, inspiration, and motivation. That is the unique beauty of the CrossFit community: we all share common goals, and we are never reluctant to assist others in achieving those goals. I'd just like to say thank you to everyone...you know who you are.