Suddenly, 60

January 26, 2015

suddenly 60 grid

I am 59 years old and I won’t turn 60 until April, two weeks after the conclusion of the CrossFit Open. It was logical to think that I would have another year before entering the 60+ age division. My training schedule has been laid out, since last year, with the goal qualifying for the Games in 2016—time enough to nail muscle ups, handstand walking, and a host of other skills.

“Prepare…not only for the unknown but for the unknowable as well,” CrossFit founder Greg Glassman has said. Today, I registered for the 2015 CrossFit Open, and this confirmation screen popped up:

Suddenly 60

So here I am, suddenly “60,” with my first chance to qualify for the Games only a few weeks away. I went from elation to panic in a matter of seconds. I’ll be training harder than ever. One reassuring thought: perhaps my relative youth—now I’ll be the youngest competitor in my division—will give me an edge.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Wade March 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Hey Sandy…I did my Elite checkout in 6SH with Gill!

    • Reply Sandy Hill March 29, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Wade, that is a fun coincidence. I am so excited to get back in the air. And thanks for commenting here. xxoo

    Leave a Reply