Sunday, February 26, 2012

Burpee Marathon

February 25, 2012





Today was a HARD day at  CFW, but also a very fun day. A day that makes me so proud to be part of the CrossFit Wachusett Family. We had a good size and very respectable team competing in the 2012 CrossFit Opens and today was a day filled with burpees for the 12.1 WOD.

Upon arrival I was pretty excited, but at the same time a little worried that I was too much in my own head for the task of completing 7 minutes of burpees for the second time. I knew I was going to do it, and I knew I was going to give it my all, however there was a little piece of me that was scared to death that I was going to do worse than I did the last time. I also knew that when I did it on Thursday night I really pushed myself to do the best that I could do... so, if I hit my same score that would be ok too.

What a great sight... there was a group of us there to cheer each other on to push as hard as we could. All of us lined up to cheer on our coaches and fellow athletes as we all attacked the burpees 2 at a time... it was fantastic! Eventually it was time for me to go. KP and I decided to go together, both of our goals were to reach 100. We stood, got measured and were ready to go as the clocked beeped and the music blared. I went of the gate like a champ... which was my strategy... I however think this was a bad idea, in hindsight. I was too far in my own head and started to show, and even get a little nervous that I was going to run totally out of steam and not hit my last number let alone 100.

As the time was ticking I could hear everyone cheering... I was disappointed in myself because I just couldnt pick up any faster than I was going. I heard A (who was keeping my count) yell out 90 and I just knew I needed at least 5 more... Time ticked to 0 and I finished with 94 reps. Boy... was I deflated. At the same exact time super happy and totally jealous that KP reached and passed our goal with 102 reps!! She totally killed it!! I am so proud of her!!

I had to take some time to sit by myself, clearly everyone knew I was not happy with my performance. K came over and assured me that she knows I did my best and it was a perfectly acceptable score for the WOD. She knew I gave my 100% on Thursday night and it showed since I wasnt able to beat it. I understand that, but I would be lying if I said I wasnt a little upset at the fact that I watched everyone else ADD numbers to their score and I was one shy of tying it. I didnt want to be sour so I took everyone's advice and turned my attitude around, I know I gave it my all... 100 just wasnt in the cards and thats ok. It was time to cheer on the rest of my CF Family and suck it up. So thats what I did. I watched and cheered as Hubs, M, C and J all crushed 12.1. Take that burpees!

I am super excited for 12.2 and cant wait till Wednesday night when it is released! Looking forward to another fun filled Saturday at CFW next weekend as we take on our next challenge!!

Fantastic work to all who participated this weekend!!

WARMUP:
2 Rounds
- 10 Minutes Double Unders
- 20 Walking Lunges

WOD: 12.1
7 Minute AMRAP Burpees
(My Score = 95 reps)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
Push Press 3-3-3-3-3
95, 100, 105, 110, 115 <--- PR!!

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