This workout was hard and the other ladies were finishing their rounds a lot faster than I. They were coming back from their 200m runs as I was starting mine, and while I'm pretty fast at running, I wasn't making the time up. It was hot and I needed the energy for those power snatches.
At one point, during round 3, I starting getting discouraged, and then I remembered I fucking love CrossFit. There was no where I would rather be than at CrossFit so if I finished last, that meant I had some extra time doing what I love. Why was I in a rush on a beautiful Sunday morning with nowhere else to be? This change in attitude made me approach the rest of the workout differently and I finished strong in 30:21. I finished 1:45 after Drew, who finished first using 65#, which is a testament to her programming. Four women with varying ability, strengths, and weak spots all finished within 2 minutes of one another. That's pretty damn awesome.
I think I did my best on the lunges. I chose front rack because I prefer it and it makes my wrists feel good. I think about alternating lunges in sets of 2 and instead of counting "1,1 - 2,2" and pausing, I make myself keep moving and say, "Oone, Twoo" in my mind. It's a weird mental strategy that makes me fast and efficient. Try it and tell me how it works for you.
|photos courtesy of Sue|
And I'm all caught up on those burpees. Kate, are you?