Saturday, April 6, 2013

crossfit games 13.5 and my secret weapon

it's time to say good-bye again to my awesome friend jason - he's heading to PEI to really focus on his MMA training.   all the best gorgeous - i will miss you horribly!

it has been a good week though!  the snow is slowly melting and the trails are getting better.   still a lot of ice, but nothing that the cascrews can't handle.   spent some time in albion on tuesday ...

and then into palgrave for another 90 min on thursday!  LOVIN this weather!

the mighty one just about killed us friday - burpees - BURPEES SUCK - overhead squats and handstand push ups.   check out our grumpy faces - well, except for shravan - he forgot - or he actually likes burpees - i'm not sure ...

and so the big announcement came wednesday - the final workout for the 2013 crossfit games - and it was HORRIBLE!

Workout 13.5

4 minute AMRAP of:
15 Thrusters (100 / 65 lbs)
15 Chest to bar Pull-ups
*4 minute bonus for every 90 reps (3 rounds) completed.

first of all, it was horrible because i knew that with a pathetic 7:26 FRAN time, i wouldn't even get close to 90 reps, therefore finishing the games with a 4 minute workout.  kind of a letdown really.  and horrible because i had only JUST learned C2B a couple of weeks ago, and they were very inconsistent.   being the idiot i am, i sent a frantic message out on facebook for a 'push-up' bra - thinking if i could get 'the girls' bigger and higher, i would stand a better chance of hitting that fucking bar!   my sweet little girlie friend marion came through for me.  not only did it push them up, and add 2 inches, but it was PINK!  argh!  check it out !!  my secret weapon!

i walked in and showed 'them' to jason p and he actually blushed!  we all had a good laugh - i figured if i couldn't go out in style, i could at least go out with a sense of humor.

so my bitchin strong friend sara went before me.  i always maintain that i want to be 'strong like her' when i grow up.  her thrusters were sooooooooo fast that she was first to drop the bar after 15 reps.

then on to the C2B - she hit the bar so hard i thought she was going to bruise!  wow!

christina had just got her C2B also ...

work it ladies!!!

she finished with 47 reps - outstanding!   then came my turn.  stoopid thrusters!

haa!  as i was pressing the bar, all i kept seeing was my rack standing straight up off my chest!

wahoo!   the stars were aligned, the spirits were on my side, and the lovely pink satin bra held as i touched those suckers to the bar for 15 solid reps!

my final score was 45.  not great, but i was just so overjoyed that i did the C2B's.  great great job everyone!

thanks sara - LOVE training with you!!

and to celebrate, a bunch of us headed over to kelseys for some well-deserved burgers and beer!

and that ends another exciting year of crossfit games.  final standings won't be up until sunday night, so i'll post my results then.  HOWEVER!  my insanely strong friend kathy - my hero - will probably be heading to the games in july!  she currently stands tied for 3rd worldwide in the masters 40-44 division!

may the force be with you ...

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