Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WOD 12.1...in the books {twice}

On Friday, March 24th, I showed up at Crossfit prepared to do 7 minutes of burpees, and my personal goal was 80 {that's only an average of 11 1/2 per minute}. Well, as you can imagine I was beyond disappointed when I only did 67 {Ok, lets be honest, I was HUMILIATED!} After we took a group picture with all of the competitors, I quickly left, with a tear or two rolling down my face. The ONLY reason I was disappointed was because I KNEW I was capable of more.  Despite my shoulders being thrashed {I wasn't sure I'd be able to even get in one}, and knowing that I had to get a run in, I showed up Sunday afternoon for round #2 of 7 minutes of burpees...with my only goal being to do better than I did on Friday! Thanks to the support and encouragement of others, & digging deep, I pushed through the 7 minutes and ended up with 76.  

Looking forward to WOD 12.2

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Why I signed up for the CrossFit Games Open

No, it's not because I think I will be among the top 60 females in my region to advance on to Regionals. Or that I will even be the top female from my box. And NO, I am not stronger than I was when I competed last year.  After a cycling accident in which I broke my collar bone {and ended up having surgery}, I took off 4 months {June-October}from Crossfit to heal and then focus on running.  I feared injury, and because I had already missed competing in the triathlon I was training for, I didn't want to do anything that would put me at risk of getting injured again.  I'm still building up to where I was.  

So why am I  competing in the open? I know that with every rep during the Open WODs I will become stronger, both physically & mentally, and will push myself beyond what I ever thought was imaginable.  It's a chance for me to see what I am truly capable of doing.  Nobody starts at the top, but this is my chance to make it one step closer.