I arrived at DFW on Wednesday and headed back out Sunday. I made it to three different gyms in between.
My aunt lives super close to Flywheel Plano so on Thanksgiving morning I agreed to help my cousin push one of his Mustangs into the garage if he'd drive me to Flywheel in the other. His other car is a white Shelby Cobra and it's beautiful and makes a ridiculous amount of noise and I love it.
I love Flywheel but I don't make it very often because it's expensive and I pay enough for CrossFit and Pure Barre as it is. This class was difficult and I had to really work for it. The woman at the top of the leaderboard kicked my ass. I ended up coming in 3rd at like 20 power points below her. I did win both of the timed power pushes, or whatever they're called.
The guy sitting behind me was wearing a CrossFit shirt so I asked him about it after class. His name is Mike and a member at CrossFit Omega. I would totally have dropped in but it seemed that they were closed for renovations over the holiday weekend. Turns out Mike's wife is Jeanne, the ladies' leaderboard winner.
|Coach Justin was kind enough to take a photo with me under the best flag and the second best flag in the world.|
I went to West Plano CrossFit on Friday. Another awesome box. I especially loved how welcoming all the members are there. Everyone introduced themselves and said they were glad the other drop-ins and I were there. A Post Turkey Day Partner WOD was programmed but we had 11 people in the class, so I volunteered to work solo. I wanted to force myself to do all 50 toes to bar, and I find my partner usually picks up on my TTB/wallball/pull-up slack while I take over kettlebell swings, lunges, and squats. I did 50 of every movement, a 500m row, and then a 1,000m row, and I finished in either 35:26 or 32:26. I can't remember and should have written it down.
On Saturday we went to mother-daughter Pure Barre at Pure Barre Plano. The class was fun. Not the most challenging movements but I got a good shake during thighs and seat. I found myself a lot more flexible than I had been on the Monday prior, but not as flexible as last Sunday when I got my first true split stretch. Only 29 years in the making...