The 2018 CrossFit Open kicks off tonight. What does any of this mean? A whole lot more weirdness from your already-weird CrossFit friends. This story originally ran in March 2017, but I've found CrossFitters to be just as weird one year later. 18.1, the first workout of the 2018 CrossFit Open, will be announced tonight. Find more at games.crossfit.com. For five weeks each winter your weird CrossFit friends become your even-weirder CrossFit friends. I can say this. I'm among the weirdos.