Thursday, March 7, 2013

Be Brave

March 7, 2013

Today was amazing. That is all I have to say! I have said it before and I will say it again; CrossFit is a life changing experience. Today was the "first" day of the 2013 open for us on eastern time. The WOD was announced last night so unless you were WODing at 8:00 last night... most people attempted 13.1 (for the first time) today. The excitement in my tummy when I went to bed last night was unbelievable... and when I got up at 4:45 I was practically running to the gym!

So, what was so awesome? The pure courage, strength, bravery and overall confidence that exuded from the gym today had it bursting at the seams! By 6:30am, 7 CFW members (including myself) had tackled 13.1. Of those members only 3 of us competed in the Open last year... I am so inspired by all of those who are going into the Open this year for the first time!

We all stand under the burpee target set our feet, look up at the target, make no eye contact with anyone and listen for the clock to beep while our coach yells 3...2...1...GO... and we all experience that instantaneous moment of courage where we can do just about anything.

I went back to the gym this afternoon after work to watch, cheer and judge for the 5:30 and 6:30 classes... one after another there were kick ass PR's and smiling faces (after the WOD of course). It was so great to hear people say how proud of themselves they are that they completed 13.1, or that they cant wait to do it again this weekend! There is so much positive energy you cant help but be excited for the next 5 weeks!

Keep kicking ass CrossFit Wachusett!! So so so proud to call you my family!!

3 Rounds
- 5 Ring Rows
- 10 Spiderman
- 10 Squat Jumps
- 10 Inchworms
Snatch Warmup

17 minutes AMRAP:
40 Burpees
75/45 pound Snatch, 30 reps
30 Burpees
135/75 pound Snatch, 30 reps
20 Burpees
165/100 pound Snatch, 30 reps
10 Burpees
210/120 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible
(162 Reps)


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