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Crossfit for Charity

When I got a Facebook message last Friday asking if I’d want to do a partner Crossfit WOD for charity the next morning I was immediately intrigued. If you don’t know by now, I’m a sucker for a challenge (and a good cause!). :)

And when I found out we’d be home in plenty of time for me to get ready for the wedding, I was IN.

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Crossfit Utility down in Akron.

Here was the workout:

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The first five stations were split between partners – so, for example, my partner and I had to do 100 pull-ups total, not each. Each station had an 8 minute time cap, so if you didn’t finish the 100 pull-ups in 8 minutes you moved onto the next station regardless.

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Allison and I both used a band for the pull-ups (there’s no way on this earth that I can do 50 pull-ups without a band) and we scaled the shoulder to overheads from 95 pounds to 75, but 95% of the girls did the same.

I don’t know if it was the anxiety of being at a brand new gym or what, but we did pretty damn good!

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(I think she secretly wanted to kill me here. I pushed her pretty hard on the run………sorry, girl! But to be fair, she pushed me on everything else.)

Overall we came in 2nd place of the girl teams – I’d call that a win!

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(this picture only shows the results from the first heat)

And see Lauren and Lauren’s (#7) time?? Yeah, they beat everyone by a mile! Ha, those girls both went to regionals and are badass city (and the one Lauren has FOUR KIDS!!).

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It was really fun trying out another Crossfit gym and experiencing for myself how Crossfitters really are as friendly and welcoming as everyone says. Despite not knowing anyone but the 2 girls I went down there with, I never felt out of place. I love Crossfit. :)

When was the last time you did something spur of the moment? What was it??

  1. July 18th, 2013 at 07:53 | #1

    SO fun! I love a good workout challenge!!

  2. July 18th, 2013 at 12:57 | #2

    I would so need the band and lots of little breathing breaks.
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  3. Jackie
    July 19th, 2013 at 08:27 | #3

    Awesome Job , Heather! I love a good challenge and competition!

  4. July 21st, 2013 at 07:00 | #4

    Good for you Heather! I went to the beach yesterday, spur of the moment. It was a horrible (way too hot) idea!!!

  5. July 22nd, 2013 at 11:33 | #5

    Excellent! Congrats on the 2nd place finish.
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