So I’ve spent the last few days back in South Korea competing in the CrossFit Games 2012 Asia Regional.
The first thing I’ll say is that this was the hardest thing physically I’ve ever gone through. Never mind university football training camp 2-a-days or anything else. I’ve never trained harder for anything. I also don’t know if I’ve ever enjoyed myself more.
This was an incredibly awesome experience. CrossFitters are unlike any other athletes I’ve been around. They’re individual workouts we do, so really it comes down to ourselves and how we personally do. That’s why I’m always blown away with how much all the athletes support one another (although maybe not some of the Koreans).
8 people faired better than me and I’m incredibly happy for their successes, as much as I wanted to also beat them.
I got to meet a lot of incredible people, which is maybe the best part of this whole thing. Athletes came from Israel and India, teams from the United Arab Emirates and everywhere else in between. Even though these are some very different places, we were all passionate about the same thing.
The competitive side of CrossFit has become pretty hardcore. You can’t just show up anymore. You’re looking at the next year of real hard training if you want to qualify, compete and do well.
This event hasn’t satisfied my CrossFit hunger, not even close. I’m now hungrier and I have a far better idea of where I’ve got to get to for next year. I’ll be better, as will all the other competitors. I’m excited.
I’ve included some photos from events that help give you an idea of what it was like in Korea: