To begin, for those who have asked where I have been and why I have not posted, I have been in a funk. I haven’t come up with anything interesting to write about and I am lacking motivation, inspiration, and creativity. It will return eventually I suppose, it usually does. So, for now I am setting no deadlines for myself to have a post entry every Friday. Instead, I will write when I feel I have something to share and take it from there.
Maybe writing has taken a backseat as I have been concentrating on getting prepared to compete again in the Crossfit Games Open competition. Last year was the first year that competed in the Master’s age group 50-54 years old. I was please to finish in the middle of the pack of competitors for my age group. At the end when all was tallied and calculated, I finished 15th in the Southeast region and 211th worldwide for this Master’s age group. This year I am looking forward to seeing how my performance and skills have improved. Like I mentioned in an earlier post this year, the sport of CrossFit is growing so in numbers that I do not want to put emphasis on beating my placement number, though that would be a welcome bonus.
Below are the weekly WODs from last year with my scores:
Week 1 – 7 minutes to complete maximum number of Burpees
Score = 73
Week 2 – Snatch progression 30 reps
Score = 45# (30 reps)
75# (0 reps) :(
Week 3 – 15- Jump Box, 12-75# Push Press, 9- Toes to Bar
Score = 127 3.5 Rounds 2 T2B
Week 4 – 12min AMRAP 150 Wall Balls (#15), 90 Double Unders, 10 Muscles Ups
Score = 140 Wall Balls
Week 5 – 7 minute AMRAP, Thruster (#65) Chest to Bar pull-up progression X3
Score = 42 3 Rounds + 6 Thrusters
I have no idea what the workouts will consist of this year. This is how the open works; Crossfit Games Head Quarters will post a workout on Wednesday, beginning March 6th and athletes have to complete, document and have workout validated by the following Sunday. If you would like to follow my progress you can find my results here. Along with the results for the rest of the Crossfit Pinnacle team.
One of my goals this year is to enter more competitions and events. My plan is to start entering these competitions in the summer as available. If you would like to sponsor or support my competition efforts you can do so by donation. I will gladly wear your business logo or advertisement at each event. Please feel free to contact if you have questions or want to discuss.