Posts tagged 2012
Posts tagged 2012
This weekend encompasses quite a few firsts. It is the first weekend of CrossFit Games Regional competitions around the world, kicking off with the Southeast, South Central, and Canada West. It will also be the first year that I attend and compete as an athlete, not as a volunteer and spectator.
In opposition however, it will probably not be a weekend that holds a first place finish for me…
I’m never pessimistic and while there is absolutely no way to tell how things will go down, I know that I’m not 100% the best athlete I have the potential be as of yet. Don’t get me wrong, I’m 110% as ready as possible for this year, I just know that I have so much more room to grow and within the next couple years I’ll be coming back to win it all!
That being said, this is the biggest competition of my life and I have so many emotions leading up to it that it’s hard to put words to how excited I am. Like I said, I will be stepping into the arena this weekend in the zone with the game switch fully engaged. Every second of every day I’ve spent training, stretching, eating, reading, watching videos, sleeping, missing out on late night escapades, and such, primarily for my betterment as a CrossFit athlete, have all led up to this moment. Three days, two WODs each day, six chances to prove to myself and to the world that I am in the right place and on the path for greatness in this realm.
Wish me luck and I’ll do my absolute best to make you proud.
Check back in here for updates and games.crossfit.com throughout the weekend for live coverage on the event!
2012 CrossFit Games, look out for Noah Ohlsen.
Training takes discipline, desire, sacrifice, time, pain, heart, and undoubtedly, hard work. I’m ready to put in that hard work and let it take me where I want to go.
No more making excuses.
I’m not too small. Russell Berger won 3 of the 6 WODs in the 2011 Southeast Regional at 5’7” 145 lbs. and Chris Spealler placed 3rd in the 2010 Games at 5’5” 140 lb. I’m not too weak. I’m lifting heavy weight every morning to get stronger. I’m not too young. At only 20, I’ve got years to turn myself into an athlete deserving of the title “Fittest On Earth”. I’m not going to let anything hold me back. Why should you?
I’m ready. I just hope the CrossFit community is ready for me.