My First Competition
With the Crossfit Open going on right now and the games coming up soon. I figured it was only appropriate to share about my Crossfit Competition this summer.
Have you ever signed up for something very last minute and then realized you weren’t prepared once the event started, but thankful for the experience?!? Well, that was totally me this past fall. A friend of mine, Rachel, asked me to join her in a partner Crossfit Competition, and originally when she first signed up I wasn’t able to join because of prior commitment. But as the time go closer like 2 days before the competition, I was able to join her and she still hadn’t found a partner.
The competition had 5 different workouts that we completed at our scheduled time, at the prescribed weight or in the Crossfit world ‘Rx,’ (which means the heaviest and not scaled). I probably would have picked scaled for my first competition, but when in rome you go big!
“Do one thing everyday
that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
We started our comp with the ‘Randy’ WOD(workout of the day), which is 75 Power Snatches at 55#, which was a walk in the park for us and I felt great about how the rest of the day was going to go based on that workout. Then we had 2 harder workouts that pushed me to my limits and killed me. Then we had the workout of the picture at the top, which was a ladder medicine ball throw. We would take turns throwing the 20b med ball over head, sprint to the ball touch it, then sprint back and tag our partner, to sprint to the ball throw and continue until we went 50yards. This workout was a nice confidence booster and a break from the harder WODs we were doing.
This competition was the hardest I have EVER pushed my body and with that being said it is truly amazing to see what the human body is capable of doing! Pushing your body to it’s max and seeing how it respond is incredible. May not have looked pretty and from pictures, I had been Olympic Lifting and doing some Crossfit workouts but on my own and not with a Crossfit gym. So had not been lifting more, heavier and training a little bit differently, I think I would of felt different about the work outs. I for sure had some ugly faces going on, but it was worth it! Thanks again Rachel for asking me to join.
I would love to do another one this next summer and actually train for it to see how it feels, training for one!