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2018 Post-Open Recap
Another successful season is in the books! Congrats to all who participated in the 2018 CrossFit Open—It’s always a challenging and stressful time, but it’s also the time of the year where we can see what we’re capable of and an opportunity to exceed expectations of what we thought we could do. As always, you have people getting movements for the first time, lifting more weight than they ever had before, and moving with a purpose.
As much as I wanted to be there with you all every Friday, unfortunately my travels kept me away for 3 out of the 5 weeks. I hope you all understand that I wish I could have been there with you all when I wasn’t (as always), and that I don’t forecast my future absences for obvious reasons, so please forgive me for the fact that I’m sure I was expected at times and not there—it’s not at all because I didn’t want to be there!
However, the fantastic staff at CFD keeps the ball rolling regardless, and great times were had by all!
The winners of each week of the 2018 CrossFit Opens are as follows:
18.1 Friday Night Lights, February 23–Super Hero Theme
**1 Case of FitAid awarded to Brent Culbertson!
18.2 Friday Night Lights, March 2–Decade Theme
**1 container of GO-2 and 1 container of REC-4 awarded to Ed Apel!
18.3 Friday Night Lights, March 9–‘Merica Theme
**1 Case of FitAid Rx awarded to Liz Eichhorn!
18.4 Friday Night Lights, March 16–St. Patrick’s Theme
**1 container of E2^2 and 1 container of REC-4 awarded to Theresa Hughes!
18.5 Friday Night Lights, March 23–CFD Theme
**1 month comp’d membership awarded to Kathy Hoerner!
Now that us mortals are finished with the 2018 CrossFit season, we turn a page in our periodization and our immediate goals. Many of you are undoubtedly beat up and probably not feeling 100% immediately following the Opens—there’s a reason why this past week has been less intense and easier to handle. Now is the time to re-charge and start to feel better again after emptying the tank for 5 weeks in a row.
Moving onward, look forward to working on feeling strong again (after getting beat up leading to and during the Opens), building that aerobic engine, and hopefully being able to enjoy having the doors open and getting some running in now that Spring is starting to show up!
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or need guidance in your program design or food profile, please reach out to me—I’m happy to give you some feedback or even begin the process of dialing in your specific needs as an individual moving forward.
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