Just wanted to first of all say thank you to everyone in the BBCF family for supporting Travis and I this weekend. Your thoughts, calls, texts, and emails were a huge help in our mental game!
Laurie and Jerad as our support crew was also a huge help, looking up from the arena floor with my hands on a bar, digging deep to find the inner self, seeing a big smile on Laurie's face, and hearing my brothers yells of support. THANK YOU GUYS!
Workout's were different, and programming of the workouts were a little different than I would of done, but it was a good venue, the crowd and other competitors were amazingly supportive of everyone. I left this weekend with a clean feeling of hope and support for our CrossFit family across the nation.
Day 1 -
WOD #1 Three rounds of 10 OHS at 135/95lbs 50 double unders 12 min time limit - hip crease below knees, elbows must be locked and in control over head
WOD #2 90 seconds AMRAP deadlifts with an strongman bar (about 2 1/2 inches in diameter) you had a choice of three different weights, and it was total reps x weight for a total pounds score.
After the heats were all done they announced day two's workouts, and I sat there feeling a small doubt of why I was even here.
This was the end of day 1, and we left knowing that the next day was going to be way more intense and mentally challenging as compared to today. We ate, and walked, and tried to sleep with the anticipation of what a interesting day Sunday would be.
Day 2 -
WOD #3 Five mile run, with a hill that was super intense twice. Travis and I figured it was about 800 feet elevation change in the first mile, let me tell you the booty lock was intense on the second trip up this hill. This for me was the first time I have ran a distance like that and did not think "This is fing stupid", HAHA.
WOD #4 First all I can say is when we heard them announce this workout, the word we heard most was "oh fuck"... Looking at the roof of the arena, and the ropes hanging down some were scared, some were not, but all were intimidated. The workout was
30-20-10 row for calories, thrusters (weight increasing every round) rope climbs drop the 0 on the #, so 30 was 3 climbs, 20/15 feet, kettlebell swings full extension over head, so you and the KB were in one straight line and if the KB drooped at all your rep did not count, with a 25 minute time limit. So Travis and I sat and watched the first few heats, we watched men fall from 15 feet, knees twist, ankles roll, people pass out to where they needed to be carried off in a chair, and at least half of every heat DNF. WOW is all I could think watching this, that and "oh shit I am scared" never been scared before a workout, nervous not scare - and this one scared the shit out of me. Well, workout #2 that I had to dig deeper than I ever had to find that "warrior" inside me - I didn't have my guys on the floor with me, cheering me on, I didn't have my gym, my comfort, I was in an arena on the floor with 10 other woman, and 500 people watching and yelling. It was fucking hard and rates up with one of the worst workouts I have ever done, maybe because of the 5 mile run, maybe because of the area, maybe because I am a sissy. LOL
Anyway, all and all we had a great time, my body is destroyed, but my mental game jumped higher than it had ever been this weekend, I found something I didn't know was there, and learned that I am OK without winning, and just giving it my all. Funny the lesson I have taught my son since day 1, but could never grasp it and put it into my own life. I aways felt I was letting someone down if I didn't win - this weekend I didn't win a spot, didn't come close, but I know I didn't let any of you down, and I didn't let myself down,I went and gave it everything I had, and that does show that I won.