This summer I started going to a friend's gym in his garage. I still was mostly running and only going about once a week, but I really loved it. Sadly, CrossFit is really expensive, so I went back to running for most of the fall.
You might be asking yourself what is CrossFit ?
“CrossFit is an effective way to get fit. Anyone can do it. It is a fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional movements into a timed or scored workout. We do pull-ups, squats, push-ups, weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, and a host of other movements. Always varied, always changing, and always producing results. Kids, cops, firefighters, soccer moms, Navy SEALS, and grandmas all do CrossFit.” (CrossFit.com)
Last month, I got the opportunity to try out Airdrie CrossFit Edge for six months. I've been trying to go three times a week and so far it's been great. I love the competitive nature of it and the fact that I always feel like I've worked hard. I used to waste a lot of time at the gym. I'd spend longer working out, but wasn't as effective so I wasn't getting anywhere.
Anyway, the CrossFit games are coming up. I watched a lot of the Games last year and they're so inspiring. These athletes are incredible! I just love Camile Leblanc-Bazinet. Seriously, check her out. She just blows through that WOD after three days of intense work outs; it's so beautiful! (Plus she's French Canadian, adorable, and gorgeous - love her!)
In order to get to the games, you have to qualify. The process starts with the CrossFit Games Open, which anyone can enter. A lot of people at my box are doing it and they tried to convince me to sign up yesterday. If I go next Thursday, I'll be doing the WOD anyway. Their argument is that if I register for the open, I'll get to see how I compare to everyone else who does it. It costs $20 to register. I'm sure I won't make it very far, but it might be interesting to see where I stand. I'm still undecided, however.
What do you think, blogger world? Should I register?