As October draws to an end I realized that this last month has been a journey of many competitions. Not sure why I decided to try so many new things the first month of school for the boys and after becoming their AYSO soccer coach for the Fall season, but I guess that is just me.
In September, I began the CrossFit Team Series with my CFME teammates, Erica, Marcos, Nik for our team, A Solid Majority of the Weights, we ranked 71 after the first round of four workouts.
Then I competed in the AAU World Weight Lifting Championships lifting for the 82 kg weight class lifting 84 KG Snatch and 103 KG Clean and Jerk. The very next day, I competed in the Femme Royale Vegas competition at CFME with my friend, hardworking PNICU nurse and amazing athlete, Laura Dickerson. Our team was L Squared and we tied for 2nd place overall. The highlight of the day for us was the last workout which was to find a Clean and Jerk max within eight minutes and then immediately followed by two minutes of max number bar muscle ups. I do not really remember how many bar muscle ups we did, but they came easy after both of us got Clean and Jerk personal records, Laura 185 lb and me 240 lb. We were ecstatic to say the least. The crowd and our home gym was an amazing inspiration that helped make the magic happen.
October began the second portion of the CrossFit Team Series which was quite fun to compete in especially when we ended up ranked 40th in the world and 7th for amateurs overall.
October 17th came time to complete the Goldilock’s 10K with my sister that I planned to train for, but I really only consistently ran the first two weeks of training, eight weeks out. My new friend Tammy, that I met on the competition route, honestly got me over the finish line without stopping when I wanted to. My little speedy sister beat me by seven minutes…she immediately wanted to sign up for another race. I told her maybe, if it is a 5K.
This week my month slowed down, but not after I was assigned on Monday by my CrossFit coach Zach Forrest to do Heavy Grace which is 30 clean and jerks at 155 lbs after our regular lifting for the day. Grace for women is normally done at 95 lbs. I completed it in 6:44 and then immediately laid on the ground and threw off my lifters. I had something to prove to myself. I CAN do constantly varied and YES lifters can run. I just have a lot of work to do. I will be running even more to get ready for the CrossFit Open 2016. I am so excited to see how it goes after having one year under my belt, but not before another competition, the Rogue CrossFit Liftoff. Then a much needed rest in Jamaica with my hubby before the “serious” work begins.
Always strive for more. Be better than yesterday. Be A Champion You 🙂