The thing I hear the most these days "How's regional planning?" and the the statement that almost without exception follows it, "If you need any help let me know".
This is the weird time. The Opens are wrapping up and within a few days we'll learn who the individuals and teams are that will be invited to the Tacoma Dome. There's so much going on but nothing exciting is happening behind the scenes.
I'm getting the medical staff and emergency plans all finalized.
Hotel rooms are being booked for HQ and event staff
Sound and AV details are being ironed out.
Catering menus are are being picked over with a fine tooth comb.
Lists are being made: directional signage, to get, to print, and that famous Costco run for chocolate.
Little details like the image on the tickets are being finalized.
I'm still trying to figure out a good way to have a successful kids area.
Volunteer roles and numbers are being revamped to accommodate our new venue in advance of volunteer registration opening up.
For now, it's just details. The ones that appear mundane, the ones that no one should even spend a moment considering when the event is here, but the ones that make or break the weekend.
You never pay attention to when Starbucks makes your coffee perfectly, but you'll always remember the time they gave you a hazelnut soy latte instead of an Americano. I'm just making sure the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed on the venti cup we call the CrossFit Games West Regional.
Until next time!