Thus, I wasn't terribly surprised when attending the Dynamix Class Wars became part of my Saturday; however, the other thing I hadn't considered was that it would be nearly 100 degrees out at the time (for reference: Crossfit Dynamix is in no way air-conditioned). I figured I would only have to do the first workout because only the top ten people advanced to the second workout, but somehow the spirit of competition came alive and I ended up placing 7th and moving forward. (I think part of that was less the competitive edge and more "if I get through this faster I won't have to do it anymore" because the workout in question involved 36 deadlifts (at 135 pounds), 72 pushups, and running the better part of a mile in the aforementioned crazy heat).
Anyway, I didn't do nearly as well in the second workout and the proper order of things was restored, but I'm still pretty proud of my performance. I try not to talk about Crossfit on this blog or on Facebook (except in a Facebook group with just my Crossfit friends) because I don't want to be one of those Crossfitters, but over the last year it has become something I truly enjoy. It was also fun to do this competition because Sam came along and got to see what it is I do every day during the hour or so before he's awake. Also, he was around to take some pictures of me:
|This is me hitting a personal best: a 100 lb clean.|
|This is me not hitting a personal best as I failed to do more than 5 handstand pushups. I blame it on the work earlier in the day though because we did handstand pushups in class today, and my performance was much less embarrassing.|