It was so much FUN!
I'll be honest, the In-House Competition we do annually is my favorite event. A lot of work and time goes into it, but it is always worth it.
Seeing all the excitement, smiles, laugh, conversations and fun our athletes were having with each other was a joy to witness. Seeing the effort and level of work our athletes gave and accomplished on Saturday made me very proud of each one of them.
But why do we do an annual In-House Competition?
It's not to see who is the fittest person in our gym. It's not to see who is the strongest person in our gym. It's not to see who are the best CrossFitters in our gym.
We do it to enhance our community, we do it because fitness should be fun and we do it to help build confidence.
Physically you are all capable of doing FOUR CrossFit workouts in one day, if you have been doing CrossFit for at least 3 months. Mentally is where many people psych themselves out. They start to measure the competition and the workouts and start telling themselves they can't do it. Here is the deal, YOU CAN.
Again, this is the reason why we put this together. Our mission statement is "To Be Your Home Away From Home". We want this place to be a safe place for you which means, we want you to challenge yourself in here and know that whatever happens, we have your back. We want you to push your margins of experience and grow not just physically, but mentally. We want you to see yourself do things in our gym that you thought you never could and take that with you to your life and apply it everywhere else.
So next year for our 5th In-House Competition, remember this, it's not where you finish in the standings but that you prove to yourself that you are willing to challenge yourself regardless of what is thrown at you.
Here is a quick video of the selection of this years workouts: