Thursday, September 13, 2012

Garage Games Eve

September 7, 2012

On the eve of the Garage Games I have so many emotions! I am so excited, I am so nervous, I am so anxious, I am so... EXCITED!!

I got home from work today and it was time to get focused for tomorrow. I am such a planner, I went downstairs and grabbed one of my camping tupperware containers so we could keep everything we bring together! I remembered last year that they ran out of toilet paper so I just had to include a roll of TP and some paper towels (because you never know!)!! I of course threw in the forever wonderful foam roller and the best invention ever "the stick" for sore muscles and mobility. In the backpack I included my notebook, tape, grips, wrist wraps, band-aids (spider-man ones too), neosporin and a few pairs of socks, a shirt and an extra pair of shorts... you never know what you are going to need!!

Than, it was onto food. Hubs and I have our food all planned out so it was just a matter of assembling some chicken salad, that we have decided to mix with mayo/plain greek yogurt and cranberries and walnuts. We also made quinoa to have with the chicken and portioned it out into a few tupperwares so it would be easy to eat. Hubs had picked up some coconut waters, freeze dried bananas, sweet potato chips and my favorite dried mangos at Trader Joes. We arraged everything, put what was dry into the tupperware and were ready to go. Clearly we have decided to put a hault on the sugar and paleo challenge for the weekend. Our recovery and fuel is far more important at this time.

I sit here now and its time to get mentally ready. Its really funny how emotional I am before a competition. I have been thinking a lot about how I am going to compare to the other Rx athletes and its starting to piss me off. I really need to NOT be thinking about comparing myself to anyone but myself! I know going into all of the WODs that I know what I am doing, that I can successfully complete all of them, that I can do it. Yes, there are lots of women out there that are better, faster, stronger than me. However, I have to keep my own goals in the forefront of my mind. I have to remember what I am there for, to challenge myself and to become a better all around athlete. No one is there to judge me. I just have to put my best foot forward and be the best that I can be.

I have the best coaches, I have the best team, I have the best support. Thats all I can ask for. I am ready. We are ready! Lets go get em CrossFit Wachusett!!


WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- Run 200m
- 10 Inchworms
- 10 Step Ups
- 10 Around the Worlds
- 10 Ring Rows
Group: Snatch

SKILL/STRENGTH:
4 X 500m Row with 2 minute rest in between
Mobility for Competition Prep

Challenge Day 20
Post WOD: Shake
Breakfast: 1oz Pumpkin Seeds, 2 Egg Muffins, 3 Slices of TGI Paleo Bread, 12 oz Green Tea
Snack 1: 2oz Boars Head Nitrate Free Turkey, 1/2 Avocado, 1 Tomato, 12 oz Green Tea
Lunch: 3 oz Chicken with Cauliflower Rice and 1/3 cup of Coconut Milk
Dinner: 3 oz Flank Steak and Butternut Squash
Snack 2: 2oz Boars Head All Natural Turkey with 1 tbsp of olive oil mayo and 1/2 an Avocado on Romaine

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