"Are you here for the CrossFit?" my driver asks in a thick Russian accent as we go from my AirBNB to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
"I am," I say, still a little groggy from the flight in the night before.
"Are you competing?" he asks.
At first, I'm not sure how to respond to this question. Technically, I'm not a Games athlete — I'm a journalist. But for the next four days, I'll be competing against 18,000 other spectators to become the Fittest Fan on Earth...