Then there's the Battle of the Boxes that I agreed to compete in. It's teams of four, two men, two women. I never planned to compete, that's not why I crossfit. But it seems they're always short women at our box and I know it'd be fun. So I got talked into joining an intermediate team. But it seems everyone else on my team would be fine in the advanced division. That I'm just not ready for. But I don't want to hold them back either. So we'll see how this plays out. Either way, I'm nervous about doing my first competition. 1 rep max lifts are not my thing, but at least now I've tried every lift so I know what I'm in for.
Lastly there's the open. Again I have no desire to compete. But last year our box did every open workout on Thursday and again on Saturday. I happened to go every Thursday back then so other than the first week when they only did it on Saturday, I ended up doing every workout anyway. At that point I thought I should've just signed up to see where I fell against others. Now here we are again and I'm not sure if I want to sign up or not. I'm old enough to now qualify for the masters division. But even at that, I see women every day in that category that kick my butt. So while it'd be fun to see where I fell (and yes I mean that literally!), I'm wondering if it would just be more money out the window. I guess I have a little bit of time to think on this one.
I'd love to hear from fellow crossfitters why you will or will not participate in the Open this year.
Oh just to finish it off, our WOD today was: Diane with a finisher of max reps toes to bar.
I did Diane in 7:45 but subbed handstand push ups for 30# push presses. And got 23 toes to bar.