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It’s always best to leave well enough alone

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What’s that old saying? … Oh right, leave well enough alone! 14.2 was hard enough, now we have to do it again?!?! I understand the motives behind repeating a workout from previous crossfit opens. The opportunity to see your progress, pushing yourself harder and overall building your competitive mind, but seriously 14.2 again, like why (said in extremely winey voice).

I’m sorry but I would like to talk to whoever is in charge of making the Open workouts. Were there just no creative crossfit juices flowing or was everyone too lazy to come up with something new and exciting?

“What should we do for 15.2?”

“I don’t know…make them just do 14.2 again, that’ll be good enough”

Hearing Curtis’s reaction yesterday when 15.2 was announced was the not the reassuring phrase I was hoping for; “I literally cried during that workout, like I had my cry face on.” Anytime anyone ever says they had their cry face on I always think of that picture of Kim Kardashian crying. If Curtis cried I have news for you animals, y’all are going to cry! Stephanie Williams do you have room in your cry baby group because you’re about to get a whole lot of new members.

I remember doing this wod last year; brand new and hungover. I can actually recall saying aloud I am never going to do this workout again. Couldn’t have been more wrong. Oh the joy of reminiscing back to when I was choking down puke and trying to get colour back in my face, grey really isn’t a good look for me. I’m so excited to go through all of that a second time. Tell me why do we do CrossFit again?

From what I gather 15.2/14.2 is all about strategy. Take your time; don’t let your heart rate get too high especially during the first couple rounds and protecting your hands as much as possible. If you go all out in the beginning of this workout you will pay the price and most likely end up on the floor in the fetal position. However when coming closer to those last rounds or the last reps embracing the suck is necessary. Listen to those words our coaches love to say, “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” The time has come to either shape up or ship out. Guess I’m shippin’ out.

Here’s what I don’t like about workouts like these, the clock always wins you have no other option but to fail. You’re racing against the seconds counting down during the three minutes of hell. But no matter what those seconds are faster than you. Regardless of the strategy time inevitably runs out. Basically what I’m saying is that we’re all screwed and this is going to suck. But have fun you guys, you’re going to do great!

 

 “When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like “What?!”” –Phil Dunphy

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