Back From the Games

games Back from the CrossFit Games and I will have pictures to post soon. It has taken a couple days to recover from all the excitement. We had a total blast and performed well. It was very motivating to watch so many freakishly amazing athletes compete against each other. Now that I am home it is time to start training for the next event at the end of August. Lots of work to do if I want to avoid getting my butt completely kicked by all the talented Colorado women.

I played volleyball last night and it was pretty fun except for a minor distraction in the last match. One of the guys on the other team was throwing complete hissy fits every time things didn’t go his way. Slamming the ball into the ground, yelling at himself, dropping to his knees like the world was coming to an end. Amusing but also annoying. At one point a guy on my team smashed a ball and that guy yelled out ‘I HAD THAT!’ in a fit of rage. He was absolutely nowhere near the ball and if he had been it probably would have broken his face.

At the CrossFit Games this weekend I noticed how even at the top levels people seem to be really good sports. Some of these people trained all year long for this event and ended up having equipment failure in the middle of their workouts. Instead of having a breakdown and crying about it they remained calm and did what they needed to do to finish. Athletes supported each other and there was a spirit of being in it together that existed even between competitors. They take this sport very seriously… but not TOO seriously. When you do something like CrossFit you should ultimately do it because you enjoy it and not because it totally defines your worth as a human being. It makes it much easier to take challenges in stride – a better way to live life in general, in my opinion.

More on what the games were like tomorrow…


  1. Amy Said,

    July 21, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    Welcome back! The commentators were loving you – kept talking about your smile! It was such a hoot to watch you guys compete, wish I could have been there in person.

  2. Karen Ramirez Said,

    July 21, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    Thanks Amy! It is great to be back! I haven’t watched the feeds yet. I will have to go check them out. I guess that explains why I kept getting ‘nice job today’ by strangers while I was walking around. Hahaha. It was a very nice and friendly atmosphere. Hopefully you’ll get to check it out next year!

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