Yes, the open is long over….this post has taken me a long time because I am pretty sure it scared me for life. We all knew it would be thrusters and burpees; however, we had no idea it would be 19 million of them. I really believe Dave Castro is the spawn of satan. I was determined to finish. Here is the WOD:
I’ve heard of the metaphorical “pain cave” and I found it. My burpees by mid way through looked like belly flops…it was bad like someone in the gym at one point yelled “Good plan! Save your arms for the thrusters…” It sucked. It took me 30 minutes to get off the floor, I was white as a ghost, and felt like hell for 27, yes 27 hours. I don’t know why this WOD attempted to kill me but it did a fine job. Don’t believe me? This is what I looked like right after….notice how pale and not red I am.
I was not in a good place. Around midnight I turned bright red…it was like delayed onset death. I ate paleo oatmeal for dinner because it took everything I had to stand up that long. My time was 25:58. Not good people…but I didn’t die. Thats what the open is about is it not? Pushing yourself, not dying, and finishing. This is how I felt right before I peeled myself off the floor (only to go lay down on the turf at the gym) and I realized they were taking my picture.
I will never, ever, ever do 14.5 again. No matter what…mark my words! What are you thoughts on the open? Do you have any horror stories? Successes? Goals for next year?