I came across this great article from Games.CrossFit.com (also the website where you can sign up for the Open. If you follow the blog, yesterday you read about my Open experience. Even though I’ve never come close to qualifying for Regionals, I’m always one of the top athletes in the gym. But guess what? No one is impressed. I finish with a top score and get some high fives. We laugh about the way I strategized to finish 1 rep ahead of my friend. But the real inspiration is the guy/gal who finishes dead last. Because they are doing it. They don’t need to be the best in the gym to throw their hat in the ring. They are just happy to be competing. THAT is what the Open is about.