It’s easy to keep on pushing hard through a competition when you feel good physically and mentally. It’s harder when that physicality leaves you and it´s all up to your brain to get you through it. When the competition has got the best of you so that you’re physically tapped out and need to figure out how to pull something out of yourself to finnish the workout. To find a way to keep on moving even when the body is in pain and just want to stop.
To enter the Crossfit Open 2017 has been a big challenge for me and already after the second workout I stared to doubt myself and my ability to pull this off in a way that would make me proud of myself.
No, I did not have very high expectations this year, since I have been doing mostly bodybuilding lately and it is a crazy hard competition. BUT as the competitive person I am, I still wanted to be proud of my achievements.
Little by little my faith started to leave me and in the third workout I settled with a okay score even though I knew I would do it better if I only gave it another go. It´s a very tricky mind game. It’s easy to give up faith in you own ability, when there is so many people in the world being beasts at Crossfit!
This year is my starting point, a tool to make me perform better next year. This year is what I’m going to compare my scores with next year to better myself.
It’s all in the brain!
Instead of thinking worldwide, I can narrow my score to Australia or the state of Queensland… or even better to my Crossfit box…anything to get those little monsters in the head to go away!
It’s two workouts to go and I will trust my ability to do this good. I know I can push hard and do a great workout, but only if the brain is in it!