I’m usually not a fan of hippie-dippie nonsense like “it’s about the journey, not the destination”, but in the case of this past weekend’s East Coast Championships it really was about the journey. It had to be. I mean, the team I was a part of looked to our left in our first heat, and there were the 2-time defending Affiliate Cup champions. Down a few lanes to our right was a “dream team” featuring the 3-time defending Fittest Man on Earth, Rich Froning. Given the caliber of the other competitors, it could not have been about the destination.
In my view, our teams entries in the East Coast Championships were about the journey we took training together for a competition of this level (difficult to find outside of Regionals), and the experience we gained. It was exciting to participate, and I’m proud of the efforts of our teams, but ultimately I’m happy because our preparation and planning was good, and we can build on the lessons learned.
On a personal note, this competition was a bit of redemption for me. At last year’s individual version of this event (there was no team division) I showed up more injured than I was willing to admit to myself, and had some moments that were far from my best. This year I’m healthier, I could handle everything that was thrown at us, and I felt like I belonged.
Thank you very much to everyone that came out, or tuned in online to support us. It means a lot to have our CrossFit Fenway family there. It makes us work harder, and makes us better. Also, a special thanks to Kyle B, who filled in for unavailable or injured athletes several times throughout the build up to the event.
January 28, 2014
Strength: Front Squat 3-3-3-3-3
7 Power Snatches (95#/65#)
10 Wall Ball Shots (20#/14#)
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