Read our other CrossFit Athlete Journals:

Ingrid Kantola and Michael Winchester

 

Travis Holley - Athlete Journal 7/28/12

(Read Travis's Bio here or visit him at Strictly Strength)

 

It's good to be back!

 

The CrossFit Games took place two weeks ago in Carson, California. The experience is one that will not be soon forgotten. In fact, I posted my thoughts and experiences in a blog last Tuesday that was a pretty big hit around the world! Yes, I said around the world! I know, I'm surprised too! My blog post titled, Reflections was documented as making it as far as Ireland, and possibly further. It's pretty cool to see something you spent so much time on and poured so much energy into get such a solid response.

 

So rather than me attempting to recreate the same exact post, I will ask that you check it out on my website: StrictlyStrengthProject.com - REFLECTIONS

 

crossfit, crossfit games, crossfit central, travis holley, crossfit regionalsTrust me. This is not my attempt at promoting my website. But rather me wanting to share the actual feelings and emotions that went in to one of my most emotionally-charged posts ever. If I were to try to copy it, it would just come across as flat and unauthentic, and I'm not going to do that. So, please. Take the time to check it out.

 

For those of you who still think this is a promotion scheme, I will share with you that the CrossFit Central team placed thirteenth, which may sound pretty impressive, and it is when you consider how may affiliate teams there are in the world, but when you know that you (as a team) did not reach your full potential, it is a hard one to swallow.

 

More important than placement is the experience. This is the first competition that I went into with my eyes open. What I mean by that is I was consciously taking it all in. I was choosing to not get caught up in all the bullshit that usually goes on during big events, and instead appreciating all the seemingly ordinary moments that occurred. You know what happened? Those ordinary events became extraordinary for me. All because I chose to soak it up and see everything as a gift.

 

Something that we could all stand to do more often.

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