This past Saturday I competed in the annual Crossfit Independence Winter Classic competition!
It was a solo comp – so I was out there all by myself – no partner to rely on to carry me through. And, surprisingly, I held my own!
Here were the workouts (I competed in the RX division):
“The Unknown” wasn’t posted until we got to the gym Saturday morning (talk about anxiety!), but we knew ahead of time that we’d have to do Jackie and Grace (just didn’t know in what order). It ended up being 1: Unknown – 2: Jackie – and 3: Grace.
I wasn’t sure what to expect – some of these girls were BEASTS. Like, holy crap, SO STRONG.
But I got off to a great start and finished 11th (out of 28) in the first workout.
That jump rope saves my ass every time. In my heat, I got to the burpees first (which was exciting!), but I ended up finishing 4th! Ha, stupid burpees. They are not my friend.
Jackie was next. 1000m row, 50 thrusters at 35#, and then 30 pull-ups.
I wasn’t so worried about the row or thrusters, but the pull-ups terrified me.
30 is a lot!
This picture makes me laugh:
Jay says I make that face all the time when working out. Hahaha. #sexy
Here’s my judge counting down my reps. And me falling to the ground when it’s over.
Ha. I’m so dramatic.
My time was 10:19, which is a whole minute faster than I’ve ever done Jackie before! I was really, really pleased. I came in 17th overall in that workout but I didn’t care because I had done really great for me!
After all that I still had to do Grace: 30 clean and jerks at 95# for time.
This workout is hard enough when you’re fresh, let alone after a long day of working out.
I could barely contain my excitement.
3, 2, 1…….GO!
It wasn’t pretty.
But I got it done. No where close to beating my PR, but after 2 other workouts I’ll take it.
I was so glad it was over!
Again, I placed 17th in this workout, but I ended up in 14th overall! YES! Considering I was easily 10 years older than 90% of the girls competing, I’m more than happy with that.
I left the competition on Saturday so pleased because I actually felt a little confidence in this sport for once. I felt like I belonged. It’s taken me over a YEAR to feel that way and I owe it all to these people:
They push me, believe in me, and always make me finish what I start.
Everyone who competed on Saturday did amazing – such a great team to be a part of!
Yay! So glad it’s over!!
In all seriousness, if you’re ever in the area when this competition is happening, I highly recommend it. Even if just to go and watch. There are people from all the gyms in the area there – and EVERYONE is so nice and welcoming and encouraging. The environment is so positive – and Crossfit Independence knows how to DO IT UP. They were organized, the judges were legit, the music was pumpin, and they made it FUN (always my #1 requirement!). Thanks for a great time, sore for days, confidence booster, Joel Woods!
Who are your motivators, pushers, and/or support team??
p.s. I’m still sore from Saturday. This old lady body is now paying for being 10 years older than those other girls…….