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WinterWODFest

25 Jan

Quick back story: a woman at our gym registered, but could not participate in the Winter WOD Fest that CrossFit Eminence puts on – and wasn’t able to get a refund, so 16 hours before the competition I took her spot. Winter WOD Fest is a two-day competition that involves three workouts on Saturday and two on Sunday and what I come to the realization of is that it is no joke, and it is a competition you don’t just do on a whim. A few words to describe my first day in the competition are: 1. Overwhelming 2. Humbling 3. Eye-Opening.

1. Overwhelming

These girls are the bees-knees and because I am such a competitive person I get the jitters, can’t eat, and just want to impress people… And today- I didn’t even really impress myself, but that is just because I did not perform as well as I wanted to. It is an overwhelming feeling to feel unimpressed with yourself. I know what I am capable of, but my Mind,-yes I am referring to my mind as a person- really took over today and was a big, nasty, bitch. The mind can be a real downer sometimes, and now after today, on top of my long list of things I need to work on at the gym, Getting Mentally Strong is now on top.

2. Humbling

Some days I walk into the gym, crush the WOD, post my results and feel on top of the world. Today- everyone there was most likely one of the top girls at their gym in something, and everyone brought their A-game. It is a humbling experience to workout with some of the best CrossFit Athletes in Colorado and I look at the women with amazement and determination to one day, be like them. one day….

3. Eye-Opening

“Oh, these WODs are tailored for me.” Wrong. Every WOD killed me today. One of them even made me throw up for the first time ever. Does this mean I need to push myself harder in every day WODs. Yes. Does this mean I was naive. Yes. Are these bad things? No. Every competition I have done so far has been eye opening and this is a good thing. I’ll even say it is a great thing. I see what others do to prepare, I notice what others do to be better, and I can only take notes.

CrossFit has really changed my life and doing these competitions will only make me stronger – mentally and physically. I realize this post may seem like a pitty party, but for me, writing about my experiences help. And I hope this helps someone else who may have had a bad workout, came in dead last in a competition, or is struggling. We all have those days and we all just need to keep our heads high, breathe, and know that we are strong and as corny as it may sound- whatever doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.

1year

21 May

On May 20, 2012 I finished my first half marathon and running was all I cared about. A year has gone by and on May 18, 2013, I competed in my first individual CrossFit Competition and although I still love to run, CrossFit is my new passion. Either way there are two things I have learned over the past year. Signing up for a race, or a competition keeps me motivated and keeps my butt off of the couch and in the gym, and second- being part of a running community or a CrossFit community has made my life better, and I have realized that the friends I make in an active community are great friends to have around because it promotes a healthy lifestyle.

I am happy for the friends I have made, and the races/competitions I have completed.. And there is no stopping any time soon.

Life

26 Apr

I didn’t know how to write, or really what to write when the Boston Marathon Bombing took place last week. Being a previous half marathon runner, I am always interested in the Boston Marathon, the elite times blow me away and actually had the webpage up that day seeing how fast some of the top runners finished. When news struck that two bombs had went off, I could not even believe it.  It was a sad day, and a depressing week any time I would turn on the news. It made me realize that life is fragile, and it’s destiny is not always in your own hands… Unfortunately.

So after two weeks, I finally put in my ear buds, and went for a run.  At this time last year I was running about 4 miles a day training for the Colfax Half Marathon, and during today’s run I had the victims of the Boston Marathon, the bombers, and my own destiny on my mind.

Right now, at this very moment I have a great job, close friends, a small little family, a large, loving, extended family, a house which is the place I call home, and I am healthy. Really- what more could I ask for? Nothing really comes to mind. Except, maybe I want to be able to do a muscle up, or countless burpees without feeling like absolute crap. (I can dream right?!).

Speaking of muscle-ups and burpees, I have some exciting news! Last weekend I participated in my very first competition and ended up not doing so bad. My team placed fourth out of six and now I cannot wait to do another. Oh, and I finally got through my plateau of weight loss, and weighed in at 128lbs. Not that I care about how much I weigh anymore, but I have not been able to get under 130 in two years.

I hope that everyone reading this takes a moment to realize the world we live in is a crazy place, and life is fragile, but to look at the positives and although cliché – live every day like it is your last.

Here are some photos from the competition:

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