Week two is in the books, and I am thrilled with my results. Let me set the stage….
This week Elizabeth and I finalized the purchase on our new home. After our home inspection on Friday we found out what we need to tackle as soon as we move in.
- The hot water tank needs to be replaced
- Vents need to be installed on the roof for the bathroom, range hood and dryer
- Garage needs to be set up for CrossFit
Ok that last one is not a requirement of moving in. HA! Yes it is. As you can see by the above list, nothing major needs to be completed. After a quick discussion with Ian, we have a lead for a great plumber. It pays to have a CrossFitter contractor bro. What you dont have one yet? Well get out there and find one!
After the successful inspection, it was time to throw down. On a sunny Saturday we ended up at the Unaffiliated Garage for Open WOD 13.2.
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
115/75 pound Shoulder to overhead, 5 reps
115/75 pound Deadlift, 10 reps
15 Box jumps, 24″/20″ box
I was nervous for this WOD. I have a feeling this is going to be pretty common with me, being nervous before an Open WOD. I knew I could complete all the movements, but for how long. Could I make it the full 10 minutes without dropping the bar? Would I fatigue out? I just didn’t know. The mix of box jumps and deadlifts had me concerned as well. Upon arrive at the gym, Ian quickly let us in on his strategy. To do the box jumps as step ups. This is allowed under the official rules of the workout.
The shoulder to overhead was heavy for me. I can jerk at least 155lbs, but doing 115lb over and over and over and over and over… had me concerned. Especially while tired three or four rounds deep. In the end I was really happy with how this went. I ended up completing 184 reps or 6 rounds plus 4 should to overhead.
Elizabeth crushed this WOD. I mean CRUSHED it. To be perfectly honest, I was pretty frustrated at first with her results. She ended up with 214 reps. Or 7 rounds plus 4 shoulder to overhead. She did a whole round more than me. Then I came to my senses and was stoked that I am banging someone with that level of CrossFit in her. Ya, I’m hitting that. Nice work Elizabeth!
Ian and Maren also threw down and crushed this WOD. Watching these two is so inspiring. They have been at CrossFit for five years now, and it shows. Ian is sitting in 27th in his masters division (40-45) in Western Canada with 242 reps or weight rounds plus 2 shoulder to overhead. Impressive. At the time of writing this, Maren got 270. Epic.