So the first workout came out. It is a 17 minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of Burpees and snatches. Hmm...I can do this! In 17 minutes I got 40 Burpees, 30 snatches 45 lbs, 30 more burpees and 11 snatches with 75 lbs. I came in 19th place in the masters division out of about 65 women. OK, not bad but next week will most likely be something I can’t do. I will enjoy this 17th place until next week.
Week three or 13.3 is 12 minutes of 150 wall balls, 90 double unders, and 30 muscle ups. I can’t do muscle ups but I doubt I can get through the other stuff in 12 minutes. I gave it my best shot and got 112 wall balls and that put me in 35 place.
At one point I was sitting in first place for this workout. This was after the workout, UGH!
Week 4 or 13.4 workout is only 7 minutes long of, 3 reps of 95 pound clean and jerk and 3 reps of Toes to bar, 6 reps of 95 pound clean and jerk and 6 toes to bar, 9 reps of 95 pound clean and jerk and 9 toes to bar, and so on until you run out of time. My score 45 and in 7th place for this workout. I am really proud of this workout. A lot of ladies dropped out this round because the weight was to heavy or they can’t do toes to bar.
Here is a shot of my toe to bars. I learned how to do only about 2 months ago.
Week 5 or 13.5. I will be so glad when this is over! Complete as many rounds as possible in 4 minutes of 15 reps of 65 pound thrusters and 15 reps of chest to bar. Well I can’t do chest to bars so my score was 15. Apparantly a lot of the other ladies my age cant do then either because I ended up in 20th place for this workout. Not like I didn’t try though. I worked with all different trainers at CrossFit Painesville trying to get one, just couldn’t do it. I will be doing them by next year though!
Participating in the open has been well worth the $20, for a few reasons.
1. I will now pay very close attention to my reps and make sure they are all good reps, nothing worse than hearing a judge call out “No REP”, and waste time doing it again. I only had a few no reps and I deserved them, but it still sucks.
2. The games have opened my eyes to what I can do, and that is way more than I thought. Maybe I don’t give myself enough credit or I tend to look at the negatives, but in every workout I have out preformed my expectations. In the heat of the moment I think the adrenaline kicks in and we dig deeper. The cheers and the shouting from my box mates sure does help!
3. What a great measuring tool this will be. I can’t wait to do this next year so I can compare my progress. That’s what it is about for me...progress. I don’t care about being at the top of the leader board. I want to get stronger and faster so I can enjoy my life to its fullest.
After it is all said and done. I ended up finishing in 17 place. I am now going to get this tattoo to celebrate my first time participating in the CrossFit Games.
If you are still reading this blog, you must be interested a little in the CrossFit stuff. Please join me at CrossFit Painesville to get started. We have lots of great trainers, and a Ladies Only class.
A year from now, you will wish you started today!