Oh, hey there! I have been meaning to write this post all week, but I just don’t know where the time goes. (Nathan, I hope you haven’t been too bored at work!) Someone asked me the other day if I feel sad or lost now that I am on the other side of the Regional. I understand what they were asking, since I have been training to get to this point for a while. In all honesty, I feel pretty good, which actually surprises me a little bit (and hopefully it lasts). I don’t think it was ever about making it to the Regional or to the Games for that matter, but more about the process of getting there. I have learned and grown a lot since I started CrossFit over three years ago. Being able to compete last weekend was just an awesome bonus. Moving forward, my goals are to keep on going… keep working hard, having fun, breathing… always.
Since most of you reading this were probably at the competition or saw my Facebook updates, I won’t go through every single detail, but all in all, I am very happy with how I did and I had a lot of fun. The first workout “Diane” was not my best and left me a little frustrated. I thought I would do better, but I was able to shake it off ok and felt ready for the second workout. This one I was very excited about. I needed 10 cleans at 135# to advance to day 2, and ended up getting 15! Workout 3 was the 70# dumbbell snatch/sprint one. I needed to get through at least 1 round (10 snatches and a sprint) to advance. I finished 2 rounds plus one rep. This was probably my favorite workout of the weekend. I never would have thought that I would make it so far, and everyone cheering after each completed rep made it all the better. I am so thankful for you all. Workout 4 was hell, as it was the first and second time I did it (so no surprises there), but I made it though and on to day 3. Workout 5 was a snatch ladder, where the starting weight was 105# (a few pounds higher than my max). I missed, so it was pretty anti-climatic, but just to make it to that point was an accomplishment for me. My goals going into the competition were to finish at a higher ranking than I started at, and to keep advancing to the next workout, so no complaints from me! And there you have it 🙂
What I really loved was getting to watch everyone else compete. Mikey and the team did awesome, and of course it is always fun to watch some of the top CrossFit girls in the world kick ass. I am getting pretty excited for the Games this year!
Here are a few photos from the weekend…
Probably my favorite workout to watch. These two crushed it!