WE DID IT!
The 2017 open is officially over. It’s in the books. We were completely unsuccessful in deciphering all of Dave’s workout, “hints.”. We found out and have now completed all the workouts. We gave every workout everything that we had. We had ups. We had downs. We had moments of self-doubt. We had moments when we felt like we weren’t good enough but we also had moments that gave us hope and made us feel like everything we were doing was paying off.
We ALL experience this emotional roller coaster during the open. I can tell you that – from the woman who has now officially won the open, myself, and my teammates down to the members of my gym who are competing this year for the first time – we ALL experience these same feelings. The open pushes us. It challenges us. It fuels us to want to do better. To
Five weeks is a long time to constantly be comparing yourself to the rest of the world. It takes a toll on us mentally, physically and emotionally. Five weeks is also a very short time in terms of your whole fitness journey. No matter if you lived up to the expectations your put on yourself, or if you came up a little short this year- this is not the end. This is your chance. This is your
chance to assess where you are and where you want to be. This is an opportunity to figure out exactly what you need to do to get even better, and that is exciting. The best part about this sport is that there is always something that you need to work on. There is always something that you can get better at. There is always someone
that is better than you at something, which means we always have room for improvement. We can always improve and keep moving forward. This is the perfect time- whether you are moving onto regionals or moving onto Tuesday’s class workout- to really improve. To use those deep emotions that the Open brings out and strive to be better.
I am proud of you and your community is proud of you. Most importantly YOU should be proud of yourself. YOU did this. YOU committed to this- and it is one hell of a commitment.
Keep pushing. Keep celebrating. Keep challenging yourself to be better.
Never stop improving. Never stop fighting.
You’re strong enough to do it. So go do it.