CrossFit Games Open 15.1 and 15.1a

Tonight I finished up my CrossFit Games Open workout 15.1 and 15.1a.  The workout was:

15.1 – 9min AMRAP
15 Toes to Bar
10 Deadlifts (115#)
5 Snatches (115#)

15.1a
Then 6min to find 1RM Clean and Jerk

As you can see from the picture I did not go Rx and scaled the workout to High knees, 85# Deadlifts and 85# Snatches. Any other year I would have been pissed that I went scaled and would never even consider it. What was different this year? Well for starters I had my first baby and I’m enjoying every moment of it, even if it includes the sleepless nights. Second I stopped CrossFitting since October to focus on my lifting and started my first CrossFit to prep for the open on Feb 19th. I’ve come to realize and am living proof that you have to stay consistent in order to do well in WODs. I went from CrossFitting 4-5 days a week before my baby to only 2 days then just lifting 2 days a week in October. In lifting the snatch weight wasn’t an issue for me but the type of intensity is totally different. I would hit a lift, think about it and recover then add weight for the next lift.

So why am I not pissed or upset that I had to scale the workout?  Because that’s not what the open is about.  The Open is about COMMUNITY!!  Even though I did the WOD scaled I heard the cheers of the people watching me.  Without them I would have rested that extra 5s, I would have dropped the bar when I could have hit one more rep, I wouldn’t have left everything on the floor.  This is why I love this time of  year when the open comes around.  It brings everybody together to push a little harder, cheer a little louder and best of all meet some great people.  I know as I slowly increase the consistency of my WODs I will be better but until then I’m going to enjoy the rest of the Open.  I’ll be there cheering on my friends as well as pushing hard as they cheer me on every week.

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