Monday, January 24, 2011

Nuclear Winter - a celebration of pain

Yesterday was another milestone in our CrossFit career. This was my second competition and Jere's first. It was mostly for fun but the atmosphere was very similar to my first competition the Iron Curtain, awesome energy from a community of people that are all cheering each other on. It reminded us that we are in the right place and that our dream to open a CrossFit gym is one worth fighting for.
CrossFit EVO ladies before the competition.
Jere & I right before the start, yes my shirt says "I heart my hubby"
The WODs
When I found out about the "max pull-ups" WOD I was scared....I have this thing with Pull-ups, but I was determined to overcome it today.....I'm humbled to say that did not happen. Nope, I got up on the bar and let myself or my ego tell me again that I wasn't good enough. Its okay. I acknowledge that its there and move forward. I might have to battle my ego 700 more times before its gone completely, which is also okay with me. Today I did 10 pull-ups unbroken. Jere did 27.
Jere doing max squat snatch #135
My max squat #83 a PR....this is me missing #88
hahahaha this was written on the white board up in the VIP club
 Jere doing "grace" #105 @ 3:38
Me doing "grace" #83 @ 5:12
This is what "grace" looks like.... 30 clean and jerks
Set up for the final WOD
The Chipper =
1500 Meter Run
30 Single Unders
30 Push Ups
30 Box Jumps (20")
3 Rope Climbs (15')

1000 Meter Run
20 Single Unders
20 Push Ups
20 Box Jumps (20")
2 Rope Climbs (15')

500 Meter Run
10 Single Unders
10 Push Ups
10 Box Jumps (20")
1 Rope Climb (15')
Double unders
Box Jumps
Battling my ego as it tells me to skip the rope climb, which was an option
Winning the battle this time! I did every rope climb in the WOD.
Finish time 38:19
Jere's finish time 30:31
I learned a lot about myself today and am excited to have benchmarks to compare myself to in the future. I'm terrified of heights and so climbing that rope was a huge accomplishment for me. I would have liked to do better in the other WODs but for today that was my best. Now I know my weaknesses and I can make a plan. My new warm up will consist of pull-ups, ring dips, handstand walks and snatch practice. Using the baby step method I will be a better crossfitter by our next competition. Then of course I will probably discover more weaknesses. There were some amazing athletes out there this weekend. I know with hard work and dedication I can get to that level too. And I will.....
After I celebrate my accomplishments for today!