Where has the time gone?! It's half way through July already, and the days are winding down before the 2014 CrossFit Games!! (A.K.A. the most exciting time of the year.) Not familiar with the games? Head on over to games.crossfit.com to familiarize yourself. You won't want to miss this.
"The sport of fitness has arrived" is the the motto for the CrossFit games. This is OUR sport. Even if you've never competed, and never plan on competing (although it is highly recommended because it's soooooo much fun), you still participate in this sport each and every time you come down to the box and work out. So if this is true, why not become a huge fan? This year the games are on ESPN, and you should be watching! Starting July 25th you can watch the live stream of the games on the website, and ESPN will air the events a little later. Tell your family and friends to watch too, they'll be amazed that this is what YOU do at CrossFit.
Steps to becoming a CrossFit super fan:
1) Go to games.crossfit.com and find out what the games are all about. Familiarize yourself it the qualification process to find out how the athletes got there. Get excited over the WOD announcements and watch the update shows and interviews.
2) Find an athlete or team that inspires you! There are big-name athletes out there who are becoming more and more famous. They all have back-stories that inspire. Some are rookies, some have been there since the beginning, and some big-names didn't qualify this year, but are still worth finding out more about.
Two of my personal favorites (although there are many more who I love) are Camille Leblanc-Bazinet because she's adorable and strong, and because of of these quotes:
"You can be more than one thing at a time, and just because you’re cute, it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything else and you need to be dumb. You can be good at sport, good at school and can be pretty at the same time. The sky’s the limit." (In response to people who said that she was "only" pretty)
“All of the stereotypes that are out there are bull…Stop giving yourself boundaries. If you want to wear makeup while you lift 200 pounds, do it. You’re so damn cool!”,
And Jason Khalipa because he's not only an amazing athlete, but he's an amazing business man, trainer, and all around good person. His dream is to keep the original community-oriented, fun and friendly atmosphere of CrossFit alive, even as it grows at astronomical rates.
This video is why I love him. And why he deserves his "spirit of the games" title.
So that's just my opinion on my favorites. Who are yours?! Who inspires you? Who do you want to win, and why? Use the comments section and let us know!!!
Oh yea, and step number 3: GET PUMPED. Count down the days until the first WOD. Get together with friends to watch to make it even more exciting. (Perhaps arrange a meeting spot where any of the members can meet up to watch?)
15 min AMRAP:
20 pull ups
10 snatch grip push press (155/115)
"No, it doesn't ever get any easier. You wouldn't want it to either."
Posted on Mon, July 14, 2014