Three week ago today began the start of the 2013 Crossfit Open. I never thought I would take it as seriously as I have been. Goodness knows I have NO CHANCE at making it to the regionals, but it has sparked a friendly competitive vibe all throughout Crossfit Newton. The Friday night after 13.1 was released, the gym was packed with athletes and spectators. I had completed the workout that morning, but came back for the nighttime classes to cheer on my fellows! It was a huge adrenaline rush watching my friends kick their own asses, screaming, grunting, sweating and finally collapsing on the floor. I couldn't imagine having a more grueling WOD, but then came 13.2. Although shorter in length, it proved much more taxing in the end. 13.3 is announced tonight at 8pm eastern time, I can't wait to see what they've thought of next!
Yesterday our school district was closed due to snow, so I slept in and went to the 12:30 class. It was fun to workout with other people, including Jodie, one of the owner's of the gym. She is in her early 40's and she's a bad-ass crossfitter! It was great WODing next to her (is that even a word??). Here's what we had to do:
4-6 power cleans (85-125#) 95×6, 105×5, 115×6, 120×3
rest 15 sec
3-10 HSPU (3 mats) 5/5/6/6
rest 2-3 min
Do 4x total
On the last set of power cleans I failed twice at the end. Came back after the last set of HSPU and successfully did a 4th power clean. Apparently my right leg does most of the brunt work! lol...
|It's hard to see, but I have bruises all up and down my right thigh and none on my left.|
50 cal on airdyne
50 dbl-unders *got 26 in a row (PR!)
50 cal on the rower
50 cal on the airdyne
Took 18min20sec. Had some trouble getting a rhythm on the 2nd and 3rd rounds of double unders.
Matt and I went to Veggie Galaxy for brunch last weekend, it was SO amazing. It is a vegetarian only restaurant, and all their items can be made vegan upon request. I had pancakes and potatoes, matt had pancakes, potatoes and an eggless omelet. I was unsure about a tofu-based omelet, but I tasted it and fell in love. I know what I'm getting next time!
|Veggie Galaxy brunch. YUM!|
|Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. What a happy pig!|