This post is way overdue!
I just have so many thoughts about this day that it’s hard to put into words (without putting you all to sleep!).
The short story is I did pretty well, the long story is that I had to work my ass off to get there. Basically climb my way out of a hole. Like, a hole 20ft deep.
I knew the chipper wod wasn’t going to be my jam. But I also didn’t think it would crush my soul like it did, either! I let it get to me that I was in a heat with girls way better than me and couldn’t let it go when everyone else was onto the snatches and I hadn’t even finished my toes to bar yet.
It was extremely humbling.
No one around. Just poor old Heather jumping by herself. lol.
I literally placed 43/46 on this wod. Since my goal was to stay in the middle (high 20’s/low 30’s), I was pretty much a straight up bitch for about an hour following this. Ha.
Luckily my friend knocked some sense into me (man, she put up with a lot!) before the next 2 wods.
I’m not usually a huge fan of lifting wods, but I kinda loved this one.
Lifting heavy weights has never been my jam, but I held my own (36/46)!
I don’t have any pictures of the 3rd wod, but I placed best in this one (25/46). It was the one that kept me in the game!
And last but not least was my favorite of them all.
(getting ready to start)
I LOVE to row.
I LOVE to run.
So put them together and I’m looking at dark chocolate and almond butter (basically, the perfect match)!
I placed 31/46 for this one and ended up 36th overall. Almost right where I wanted to be! If it hadn’t been for that first wod………ugh. BUT I came out of it knowing my “new normal” and what I need to work from here on out. It was a humbling and awesome experience. One I’d definitely do again!
It was also a very emotional day. Started low, ended high (luckily it wasn’t the other way around!). Besides just me, I was happy and sad and excited for my friends, too – so many emotions! Sometimes I think that was way harder to handle than the actual workouts. But, that’s a girl for you — all the emotions, all the time.
When pushes you to reach a “new normal”?