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Occupy The CrossFit Games

The CrossFit Games season is upon us. The Open begins in 10 days. Do you care? Should you care? Why?

You, me, we are the 99% of CrossFit. Seriously, the chances that you or I will make it to the Regionals is pretty similar to the proverbial snowball thrown across the River Styx. It ain’t gonna happen. Is that the kicker?

The Open is going to be too heavy and too long for you and me. It sure as heck was last year. I don’t expect that we will see too much more in the way of load this year (I think Tony Budding and Dave Castro did a remarkable job making it inclusive last year), but I also don’t see it being any lighter, either. Will that be your tipping point?

It’s impossible to plan for the Open WOD’s. They come right in the middle of the week, and if you push your Open attempt back to the weekend you have to decide how you will prepare once you know what’s coming. It wreaks havoc with your training and your schedule. What’s gonna give?

Do you care? Yes, you do. Why? Because where else can you play Pebble Beach, the same track as the big boys and girls, for $20? The Open is your chance to take a few laps at Indianapolis Speedway or that fancy-dancy roadway in Germany whose name no one can pronounce. Old or young, big or small, you get to dig in at home plate and take your hacks at Fenway Park, field a punt at Candlestick, line up your PK at Wembley.

You are part of a much larger whole, whether you are a member of an Affiliate gym or a solo CrossFitter in a Globo. This is the time of year when everyone still comes to a central cyber-gym, congregates around the CrossFit table, and dines on our particular fitness cuisine. Together.

You…me…we are the 99% of CrossFit, and the Open is ours. You do care. You’re damn right you’re in. Register. Post.

Occupy the CrossFit Games.


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9 Responses to “Occupy The CrossFit Games”

  1. February 13th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Kath@crossfitnorthatlanta.com says:

    Awesome. Thank you!

  2. February 13th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    darrellwhite says:

    My pleasure, Kath! Post it so your members can see, too!!


  3. February 15th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Kelly GUILLORY says:

    Great post. Everyone should try the Open. Find out where you stand in your Region and World wide!

  4. February 20th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Eileen says:

    This is my favorite post about the Games, Darrell. Period.

  5. February 20th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    darrellwhite says:

    Thanks Eileen!

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