I love the inevitability of the clock, counting down right before a WOD starts. The 5, the 4. Looking down at the bar, or up at the rig, then back at the clock. 3, 2. Everything I’ve got not to start early, not to cheat, not to twitch.
Then one. Earthshattering, that beep. Loud, insistent, unemotional. Everyone hears it, and everyone moves. I love that part, potential becoming kinetic, the fury of the start."