Weekend Slugging…..

This weekend was surprisingly SLOW for me, in terms of exercise. I literally did NOTHING!! I didn’t run on Saturday morning like I normally do…I didn’t make up for it in the evening, like I normally do (blame football….!) and I didn’t do anything Sunday morning either! #whataSLUG

There was a local CF competition that I went to see, about 30 minutes from my casa. The Central Florida Throwdown was in Lakeland, FL. I didn’t compete this time…guess I’m still waiting for the “bug” again! But I was there to support my gym mates that were veterans to competing and the newbies who doubted they could do it!! It’s amazing being around all those for people….it inspires you to keep going!! But….apparently that didn’t work so much for me because I was a slug his weekend, remember? 😉

My gym buddy, Katelyn, was competing on a team! I miss her because we don’t WOD together any more. She’s at another gym now and making AMAZING strides!

IMG_4191.JPGThis is her “I can’t BELIEVE I let anyone talk me into this AGAIN” face. I saw this when we did our first competition together almost 2 years ago. She was amazing then too!!! 💪

Her team was a mixed team that competed in the scaled division. Don’t let the word “scaled” let you think it’s easy….because it AIN’T!!!
The WOD I was able to see was a 10 min AMRAP:
9 pull-ups
9 G2OH (95#/65#)
Their team strategy worked very well because the guys were stronger on the pull-ups and could crank those out FAST!! Once they pull-ups were done…to the BAR (no…not that one!!!) the ladies went!

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IMG_4197.JPGShe’s amazing, isn’t she?? #cfBEAST

Another WOD included 1K run TOGETHER. How, you ask?? Holding a rope, of course, you silly rabbit!

IMG_4205.JPGYeah…that’s ok! I’m good!

I was only able to stay for half of the day….but please to tell you her team placed 2nd!!! BOOM!!!👍😃💪
Man….I’m super proud of her!!!

I’m no longer a slug, as I look forward to my routine staring at 4 am tomorrow at the DREADmill! ugh

How was your weekend???

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Bad…bad….bad…

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It ain’t a pretty sight…bad time..bad pace…just BAD!! I’m gonna say I blamed my CRAPPY run on tired muscles. You might remember I did a CrossFit competition last weekend. I want to think of this week as a recovery week. Let’s be honest…I was dog tired after that weekend! But I know myself…give me an inch and I’ll take a YARD! I knew if I convinced myself that I needed recovery time, I would have been a lazy ass and not done a single thing this week! So what better way than to attempt to do something to shake the lazy away than go for a run. Except I didn’t realize I was going to be this bad!

Oh well…on with my day! I should remember that saying about being out there and lapping those that are still on the couch, right?

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….and DONE!

I completed my first individual competition over the weekend, in lovely Winter Haven, FL. My first CF competition, I had a partner in the the division. So…completing this weekend would be more like my FIRST competition, I guess. It was a two day event, 2 WODs (CF lingo for Workout of the Day) per day. It was brand new to our area and were all too excited to help support a local box with their inaugural event. Our box had the most athletes competing. The divisions were either individual or teams. Additionally divided into “Scaled”.* or “Rx”*. I was in the Women’s Scaled division.

And if you remember, I was in the FIRST heat, FIRST lane/position!!

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NO pressure here!!

Day 1
After my markings were made, off we went….

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…to THIS place!! And to make matters worse, on this particular morning, it was beautiful, windy 37 degree morning!! YES! Nothing like stripping down and getting in the water.

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Me and Kate”legs” before the swim

WOD #1

    10 min AMRAP
    50 meter swim
    10 burpees

I was able to get 6 rounds and 3 burpees. Not bad for one of the coldest days I’ve seen in a minute or two!

WOD #2 “QuadZILLA”

    10 AMRAP
    10 OHS* 45#
    25 m lunges with 10#
    40 singles
    25 m lunges 10#

I was completely surprised of my outcome on this WOD. A) I LOATHE legs because B) I suck at them! I completed 3 rounds and 5 OHS. Whoa!!!

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I look HORRIBLE here! Probably before I felt like I was gonna die!!!

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Ehhh….ok maybe a LITTLE bit better. We didn’t have to keep our arms locked out during his move. Thank GOD!

And THAT was the end of Day 1. Oh…I forgot… We had to do a”floater”. This was a weight station and we were to complete a clean and jerk for a 1 RM* in 5 minutes. Umm…ok! But NOT on Day 1 because I’m TOAST!!

Day 2
Oh LORD..I have to do his again??

WOD #3 “Kettlebell Hell”

    10 min AMRAP
    10 Goblet squats 35#
    10 SDLHP* 35#
    10 KBS* 35#
    25 meter bear crawl
    10 HR push ups*
    25 meter bear crawl

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Let me just say it was 36 degrees when I did this WOD. Bear crawls…in the am…at 36 degrees…with ICE on the grass = no feelings in your hands! You SEE that white stuff on the grass?? If it wasn’t for the fact that I knew I had a kettle bell in my hand, I wouldn’t have known because I couldn’t feel it. Had NO feeling in my hands until 20 minutes or so AFTER the WOD.
I was able to get 3 rounds. Thank GOD for hand warmers!

WOD #4 “The End”

    6 min AMRAP
    30 G2OH* 65#
    25 meter Farmer’s carry 35# in each hand
    30 box jumps 20″ box
    25 meter Farmer’s carry 35# in each hand

    Rest 1 minute

    4 min AMRAP
    30 G2OH* 65#
    25 meter Farmer’s carry 35# in each hand
    30 box jumps 20″ box
    25 meter Farmer’s carry 35# in each hand

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If it looks like I’m in pain, it’s because I AM!

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My G2OH….

My “floater” outcome was a clean and jerk of 120 lbs, which is about 84% of my body weight. I completed this about an 1 hour before WOD #4. Not my PR, but I figured not bad because I was almost spent!

Outcome

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16th out of 44. I’ll take that! Hey…I’m almost 42 and I’m competing against “kids” that can be MY “kids”

I am very thankful for the experience and the accomplishment I made. I think I am just as tired writing the post as I was doing the WODs. I would certainly do another competition after this rewarding experience. I know I will never “place” but I just don’t want to be LAST place!!

Oh….Some CrossFit lingo that was “*”:

Scaled- the weight in the WOD was decreased.

Rx- “prescribed”; meaning using the weight for that WOD as it was originally written.

OHS- overhead squats

SDLHP – Sumo deadlift high pulls

KBS- Kettlebell swings

HR push ups- hand release push ups

G2OH- ground to overhead; any movement to get the weight overhead.

To get more detailed info and see videos of these movements, check out the official CrossFit website.

Thanks to my great gym family for all of the love and support for this weekend! #CFUFPCstrong

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A Wet WOD

Today was a little bit of a different WOD. We did WOD #1 from the competition. One word…WHOA!!! That thing right there….hmpf……was a KILLER!

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myWOD app

Yep…you read it right…a swim WOD. Fortunately for me the swim was the easy part..my recovery from the 10 burpees! #iHATEburpees. (Most in my group were the other way around). I’m always going the opposite way as others!). I was able to go to a pool about 30 minutes from me in Lakeland,FL…

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It was a nice pool and what I like the best was the open swim on Saturdays. My local pool doesn’t usually have hours on the weekend, so this was a treat!

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It was only $3 for open swim time…SWEET!

The countdown has begun and has made the fact that the competition is going to happen. This will be my second attempt to be in the CF competition arena. I just hope I don’t embarrass myself or my box (for the CF newbies…box = gym).

The heat assignments were just released. Which one am I in??? Heat 1!! Heat mother effin’ ONE! Which means I will have NO time to have the vomiting or diarrhea PLUS the panic attack that I deserve!! First heat and first lane/position! No pressure there…..

I’m scared, I won’t lie. But I have to remember that I am only competing with myself.
NTS: Remember this on Saturday, PUH-LEEZE!!

T-minus 7 days and scarred….
#teamNOTlastplace

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