They are to me. Scary. And really exciting if you’re watching! But scary if it’s you competing. This is the first time for me. I’ve been avoiding competition for 28 years (I was a competitive swimmer until the age of 20). It makes me uncomfortable to even think about it, actually. And this darn CrossFit is real good at placing you in an uncomfortable place. That has been my year-long struggle. Won’t get into it, I’m boring when I whine.
So, this weekend my husband and I both are competing in The Master’s Championships at Front Range CrossFit here in Denver. Tonight my coach asked if I was excited and I just stared at him. Can you just see that little scenario? Ha… I know that I’ve trained hard and I know that I can do most of the stuff they’ll throw at us. Am I afraid to fail in front of people? Look like a complete CrossFit newbie? Or get a no-rep over and over? All of these things seem irrational but they are really loud thoughts. Rationally, though, I know I’ll be alright. I won’t die. I’ve made a life out of doing hard things. Guess it’s time to face those fears.
Oh, and I was supposed to talk about a fabulous Post-Comp treat. Uhh… Can’t think that far into the future yet.