I am a TOTALLY HORRIBLE blogger right now. With school finishing up I finally have a little bit of time to sit and breathe. Not to much time though as I have already started teaching swimming again! I started my lessons on Monday and I am busy with that until Mid July! Last Month I competed in the Raider Challenge which was my first Crossfit competition. I competed in the scaled competition which was tough! I knew that I could do the prescribed RX division, but I didn’t want to hurt myself.
This was after the first workout and boy was it tough! We got to rest for quite a bit before we did our next WOD.
After I signed up for the competition I started getting sick….really sick. It was not fun. Sinus infection, sore throat, headache. I couldn’t work out for almost a week and I felt just horrible. I came back the week before the competition to try to doing some WODS, but it was hard. I had a lot of trouble breathing since I was so congested! I opted for the natural healing and vitamins vs. putting a prescription steroid into my body. It took a little bit longer to work, but eventually it kept the sickness away longer!
The girls and I that competed at the competition! They are awesome!
I went to the competition that morning feeling okay, but just light headed. I ended up finishing the competition in 10th place out of 15. I know I could have done better, but I also know that I was sick and I did the best that my body would let me do.
Mid WOD. Feeling like crap, but still pushing through no matter what!
Our last part of the workout was to run a 400 meter run. We were supposed to do bleachers, but since it had rained earlier they opted for us to not run up and down metal bleachers, but to do a 400 instead.
Deadlifts is what the picture below is and then below that is push press I believe.
Overall the competition was fun, but when I was done I was ready to go home. I had a birthday party and then I slept hard the rest of the evening! It just goes to prove how far we can truly push our bodies! Even though I was sick, I had signed up so I was still going to compete no matter what.
Question: When have you pushed yourself farther then you knew you could?