Two months later, I find myself more and more dissatisfied. I’m not happy with 9th. I’m not happy with the fact that 8 people placed ahead of myself.
The reality is that I wasn’t strong enough. I wasn’t fast enough in the workouts. Simply put, I wasn’t fit enough.
My goal is to be the Fittest Man in Asia next year. That simple. I want to win and go compete in California. I want it bad.
Since the Regional, I’ve become a better CrossFitter in almost every way. I’ve started to follow The Outlaw Way and it’s exposing and forcing me to work on my weaknesses. I’ve had PR’s (Personal Records) on basically every one of my lifts: a 330lbs Jerk (PR was 270 before Korea), a 245lbs Snatch (PR was 225), 515lbs Deadlift, etc etc. The first event in Korea was “Diane”, where I finished at 4:01. I recently did Diane in 2:26.
While my commitment in some areas of my life is completely terrible (especially with the opposite sex), I am committed to this. For the next year of my life, I’m willing to do all I have to do to achieve my goal. Which brings me to my next point…
I’m moving back to South Korea.
Here in Manila, everyday I train on my own. I haven’t lost in a workout here. And no one is really stepping up to challenge me, no offense to the athletes here. I need someone to push me, day in and day out. At the start of September, my 6 month contract is up and that is it for The Philippines.
Reebok CrossFit Sentinel is one of the most badass gyms in Asia and probably on the planet. They’ve offered me a position as a trainer. Sentinel also has some extremely awesome athletes there, like Asia’s second fittest man Taylor Rank, Cody Hunter and Brett Roberts. I’m going to have trouble beating those dudes, and it’s going to force me to work harder than I have before on a daily basis.
I believe this move is going to get me closer to my goal than anything else.
Every once in a while I need to step back and look at the opportunity I have. I’m getting paid to teach what I absolutely love and it also affords me to train with really no excuses. I’m very fortunate for this.
This Sunday, I’m also taking the short flight up to Hong Kong where I’ll be staying for two weeks. I’ve been invited by Reebok CrossFit Asphodel to come over and be a guest coach for two weeks. I’ll be there to help them and their coaches become fitter people. I can’t say how honoured I am for this opportunity, as I feel like it’s a testament to how hard I’ve worked in CrossFit over the last two years. I’m also very excited to check out Hong Kong!