The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
Select a 2010 CrossFit Games event
United States Qualifiers
Miranda Oldroyd muses on the new definition of beauty.
CrossFit athlete and Headquarters trainer Miranda Oldroyd knows first hand what it's like to compete. Miranda took 22nd place in the 2008 CrossFit Games. Injury prevented her from competing in 2009, and this year she placed 2nd place at the Utah Sectional and 14th at the Northwest Regional. This year she will be presenting the CrossFit Games Finals to our online viewers via live webcast from the Home Depot Center. Miranda sent the following thoughts.
To all of the amazing ladies who are getting ready to compete in the upcoming CrossFit Games-Many of whom I have met, a few of whom are my closest friends and coworkers, and all of whom I and other female CrossFitters around the world look up to.
Some of you are mothers. Some of you are wives. And maybe a few have no interest in either title. Some of you are coaches, firefighters, soldiers and Marines. But even more of you are teachers and nurses. You are women who can be found working in an office or going to school.
All of you are STRONG.
You range in height from 5’ to 5’-11” and everywhere in between. You represent your regions and sections…your corner of the world. Yep, you come from all over the world. Tall, short, light, dark, girly girls and tomboys; no two of you are the same. But, I don’t care if you are 120lbs or 165lbs; just turned 20 or are almost 40…whether you like to rock the Lulu Lemon short shorts or Adidas and a cut-off…
All of you are BEAUTIFUL.
In fact, you have changed what beautiful means to many men, women and most importantly little girls around the world. Beauty is now more about what you can do; and can only be achieved by never giving up.
You know pain. Dare I say you love it? You have made friends with many levels of discomfort that most people fear and will never experience. You know how to push yourself to places that most of the MEN I have met in my life couldn’t handle. You are independent, self sufficient women who will find a way to get what they want. You aren’t afraid to go after whatever that is. You crave the company of both hard work and pressure.
All of you are… a little CRAZY.
We have all seen your stats. They are amazing!! I have read them and looked over them so much I may have reached stalker status. Some of you have sub 3:00 Fran times or Filthy 50 times just over 15 minutes!! In your midst you have women who can deadlift 374lbs or clean and jerk 190lbs. Crazier (to me anyway) still, are those of you who can finish a 5k in under 20 min. You have put in so much work and have pushed and kept going, even on days when you were tired, sad, or feeling defeated.
All of you are absolutely INCREDIBLE.
You are the reason that so many of us who didn’t make it to compete alongside of you are already training for next year. In fact, YOU and classic CrossFit women such as Nicole Carrol, Annie Sakamoto, Jolie Gentry and Eva Twardokens are the reason that I and other women around the world have been drawn to CrossFit as both a sport and a lifestyle. Your example and your dedication provide role models for women of all ages and backgrounds. You have shown many, like me, who have virtually no athletic background that they can reach more and achieve more than they ever imagined, no matter when in life they decide to get started.
All of you are INSPIRATIONAL.
All of you deserve to be extremely proud of yourselves. Whether you come out last place on July 18th or become the 2010 CrossFit Games Champion, you have already secured your spot amongst some of the most amazing athletes…some of the most amazing people, WOMEN, that I have ever had the privilege of meeting and knowing.
Enjoy every moment and don’t leave a single thing out in that arena. We will all be cheering and rooting for you all!
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO!!