Monday, April 2, 2012

Crossfit OPEN 12.5

I know I've left all ya'll hanging on the final week of the CrossFit open,
so let me introduce you to the last and final 12.5 workout.

When I saw this workout, I'm not going to lie ... I stopped mid WOD (workout of the day, is what we call each workout) as this was released at 5pm.  First being because my coach informed me of 12.5 and it had a skill I have NEVER done in 3 years of crossfitting, I panicked.  Secondly, fear took over my body along with a determination that ... I have to get a "chest to bar" pullup, no if's and's or but's.  

So, I got to the bar and worked for two hours on muscle memory to teach myself a chest to bar, which is a pull-up with contact (to the clavicle) each time.  I thought my boobs would help me here, but they didn't at all, dangit!!!  HA!  

I love CrossFit in general because you don't really know what to expect a lot of time in a workout, and it mentally sends you to another place to push through, stick with it, and challenge yourself more than you anticipated.  This workout more than any of the others in the OPEN was mentally that extra push for me because I didn't know what to expect with a brand new movement.

With Gabriel Mark cheering me every step of the way ... I hit 80 reps in the 7 minute timed window.  And, my muscles didn't fail me, whew!  It was exactly where I wanted to be, although of course being crazy competitive I wanted more.  I even attempted it again 36 hours later hoping to improve my score and unfortunately I didn't have it in me since the chest to bar pull-ups took more out of me than I realized.  They are draining!

I proudly finished my first CrossFit OPEN ranked #171 out of almost #1100 female competitors in the NW.  Super happy about checking this off my list as it really was a cool, exhilarating experience, that I will never forget.  Our box, NWCF Bellevue, kicked some tail coming in at #12 out of #120 teams earning a spot to compete at regionals in 6weeks .... AND Gabe and I made the team!

So, you will continue to hear about this journey for me as I've got some intense training ahead of me.  What better time now now :)


J and A said...

Wow that is insane. You rock Kelsey. Congrats, that is huge.

Emily said...

Yay for making the team!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Yay!!! Congrats! You guys are seriously amazing!

Laura said...

Good job, Kels!! :)

Jax said...

SO very proud of you! Congratulations, friend! You rocked it and you deserve your spot at regionals! I can't wait to hear more! :)

Stephanie Doyle said...

Congrats! You kicked butt! :)

Brown Girl said...

Congrats girl, you rock!!

Hayley said...

Great job Kelsey! My brother made it to Regionals in SA, too. I watched him do this last workout and it is no joke!

Mateya said...

You are awesome!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

YOU are so inspiring!

rinniez said...

I think you ae incredible Kelsey. I couldnt do any of these excersies.
And #171 is great ranking, you should be so proud of yourself!

Jennifer said...

Proud of you!!

I'm surprised you haven't done those devious CTB pull ups! Phil and I are four months into Crossfit and we love every minute of it!
Good luck at the team regionals! We'll be at South Central Regionals cheering on our friends! ...too bad you won't be at that one :(

Allison said...

Amazing! I can't do pull ups at all and would love to get better. It actually took a year for me to be able to do push ups again after my augmentation b/c it hurt too much at first...and felt like something was going to POP!

Murdock's mama said...

WOW! Go you...what an awesome accomplishment!! :)

Sunkissed and Southern said...

woo hoo, thats some crazy stuff! go girl!

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