The Crossfit Open is upon us – and I’ve registered!!

When I first started blogging about my journey to the Crossfit Open there were 295 days left until the Open.  Now there are 42.  Registration opened yesterday.

I’m so excited to participate in the Open this year, even though I still haven’t reached a level of skill at Crossfit where I will do really well.  This doesn’t matter to me for this year – this year, it is all about getting to be a part of the global Crossfit community. To join thousands upon thousands of Crossfit athletes (and my hero, Jenny LaBaw) as they test their limits and see where they are at in their Crossfit journey.

The WODs will be hard, and there will be ones that I just can’t do, but I commit to try my best each week.

My athlete profile on the Open page is a bit sparse on benchmark details, but that will be next year’s goal. I’m just happy that I found the courage to put on my big boy pants and register for this year.

Crossfit Open profile 2014

Have you registered yet? If not, you can register by clicking here. Good Luck!!

14 Responses to “ The Crossfit Open is upon us – and I’ve registered!! ”

  1. Beki says:

    I am all signed up! My athlete profile is pretty empty as well, but I’ve only been Crossfitting for 4 months! I signed up to be a part of this global competition, knowing I won’t score well. I don’t care about that. I want to have fun and push myself. I am even more excited to see how much progress I make in the upcoming year! 2015 Open anyone? 🙂

  2. Where is the Open held? Is it regional? I’ve been thinking about taking a Crossfit class, we have a box here in town. There’s a part of me that’s curious and another part that’s scared. Good luck preparing for the Open.

    • Rae says:

      Thanks for the good wishes, it’s going to be tough and fun to do the Open. It starts on Feb 27 and goes on for 5 weeks. You do it in your local gym and post your score to the Crossfit Open website. The top 30 (i.e. not me 🙂 ) from each region go to the Regionals competition, the best from the Regionals go to the Crossfit Games. I definitely recommend doing the Crossfit class – it isn’t scary at all once you get started. Everything can be tailored to your fitness level, so it’s always challenging, but not impossible. I couldn’t do a squat or a single push-up from my toes when I started and now I love it. Definitely worth trying out IMHO.

  3. Jessica says:

    Congrats on registering! It’s almost time! I am looking forward to seeing more posts as the event nears.

  4. That’s awesome that you’re participating! It will be such a cool experience I can’t wait to hear more about it as it gets closer! Crossfitters are so badass.

    • Rae says:

      Thanks! It’s weird to think that just over a year ago, I dreaded exercising…and now I’m looking forward to what is essentially an exercise competition. Strange indeed!

  5. Cassi says:

    How will you transform this blog once you’re done with the Crossfit Open?

    • Rae says:

      Cassi, you read my mind! I’ve been thinking about what I will do with the blog after the Open – do I make it about my journey to the 2015 Crossfit Open and work on getting the skills necessary to be a real contender or do I shift the focus to broader things – while still blogging about my love for and experiences with Crossfit. I’m not quite sure yet what direction the blog will take after the Open, but I will definitely keep blogging.

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