Sunday, January 10, 2010

I Interrupt Reflection on 2009 for a 2010 Update

So, over there on FB I mentioned the Crossfit Fitness Elevated Challenge that I participated in. Let me herein describe the insanity.
8:30 am Check-in
9:00 begin waiting.....
10:20 I do Workout #1: 500 m row + 440 m run = 3:51 I wasn't the first one off the rower, but I passed a few women on the run and finished 3rd in my heat. After this workout, I was 8th overall and first among the Masters Women (over 40).
10:40 more waiting...which involved drinking water, peeing, talking, checking standings, etc.
11:something... men's heats for Workout #2 begin
12:10 ish I do Workout #2: 90 seconds work/30 seconds rest for the following four exercises clean and jerk (75#) + ring pushups + front squats (75#) + burpees = 66 I was disappointed, but apparently I was doing ring pushups incorrectly, so they took some of mine away (half to be exact) and so I fell, dramatically, in the standings. This bummed me out. Okay, it was totally demoralizing.
12:30 more waiting...during which I tried to eat and felt like I would throw up. I drank coconut water and a protein shake and had an orange and some almonds.
more waiting...
1 something: new heats are announced, with top people going against each other, women going first
1:25 First womens heat of Workout #3: My friend is in this heat and I see just how difficult workout three will be. They cut people off after 18 minutes.
1:45 or so: I do workout number 3: run 440m + 10 deadlifts (135) + 20 24" box jumps + 30 kettlebell swings (16K) + 40 wall balls (14 lbs/ 9 feet)+ 50 m weighted walking lunges (25# plate) + 400 m run = 14:43.
I was pretty happy with my performance in this workout, though the 50 m weighted walking lunges were the hardest thing ever. And then having to run after? Forget it!
Overall, I finished 14th out of 25 women and 2nd out of the 4 Masters women.
I am glad I did it, not sure I'll ever do anything like that again.
I'm pretty sure I'm still operating under a calorie deficit.
After the women finished, the men finished, and the award ceremony was held just before 5.
We went out to dinner and I got home around 8, having been gone from my house since 8. Son didn't seem to notice. I could barely hold my head up, but did take a shower and talk to MB for awhile. Then I fell into a deep, deep sleep. I slept for 11 hours.
I'm still hungry.


Nik said...

Dude. You might be more sore than I. Ouch. And bravo! I'm mad at them for taking away points. You probably did the curls the harder way.
A good way to begin the semester!

Lisa B. said...

Can I count on you if I need to challenge anyone to a fistfight? I hope so. Because, actually, I *am* counting on you.