in my prime

I’m excited to be one of what would appear to be nearly 200 competitors at the upcoming Carolina Fitness Challenge. I’m in the master’s category, athlete #201, and I’m one of the 5 over 40 athletes from CrossFit Asheville who are headed down to Durham this week. CFA is poised to dominate the master’s category, I think; we have 5/12 of the masters! We had better dominate.

I am not ashamed to say that I know from experience that at least 3 of those 5 CFA athletes are stronger and faster than me. And the other, well, he’ll give me a serious run for my money. Let’s just say that my goal is not so much “to win” but simply, to do my best.

In order to accomplish that, I’m going to have to do four things. (1) get some more sleep in the next few days. (2) kick this damn cold … runny nose, scratchy throat, inflamed bronchial tubes. (3) maximize my mobility and (4) hopefully in the process overcome residual soreness from my pulled left calf muscle. If I can’t do all four of these things, I won’t be fully in my prime this weekend.

Let me rephrase that. I want to be at 100% on Saturday. I am going to be at 100% this Saturday, thanks to mobility work, good nutrition, sleep, and rest.

Let me know what you think...