Monday, October 10, 2011

OPTathlon

I am just getting back in from a long travel back from San Diego, CA where I competed in the OPTathlon at Invictus Crossfit. OPT Big Dawgs from around the world took part in a 6 event competition that included:
  1. Max Clean to Overhead
  2. Max Standing Triple Jump
  3. 500m Row, rest 90sec, 500m Row (score 1k time)
  4. 7min AMRAP: 150 Double Under buy in (w/standardized ropes) then: 7 wall balls, 5 burpees to 1 ft. jump
  5. Max distance reverse overhead shot throw
  6. 3k Run
This was a good first test for me after getting double ankle surgery back in late June, and I have a good idea of where I currently stand among some of the top athletes in the sport. I now see what it takes to be the best, and where I need to improve.

Along the way this weekend, I got to meet, converse with, and compete with some of the tops in the game. The OPT community is an awesome bunch of men and women, and it's a refreshing thing to see; people not driven by money or egos, but by exploration into how far they can take their bodies, and what lessons they can learn in the process. People who are dedicated to something bigger than themselves. People who are addicted to a life of struggle and pain in search of the perfect moment that never really comes. I am proud to say that I one of those people, and I will continue to work as hard as I can to achieve my goals.

From here to December my focus shifts to competing at the Clash of Fittest. There, I plan on making my mark as one of the top athletes in the southeast. This will be a good test before sectionals, where the fun really begins.

The journey is the reward......


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