Events I've Completed:

Run for Rescue - 4/30/11 - 5k - 29:05 (finished 2nd in my age)
Ojai to Ocean - 6/5/11 - Half Marathon - 1:56:37 (Ran with Lisa!)
Megan Savage Memorial - 9/24/11 - 5k - 31:16 (Ran with Bill!)
Beach Derby 10k - 11/6/11 - 56:40 (Ran with Nikki!)
RnRLV - 12/4/11 - Half Marathon 2:18 (Ran with Nikki!) Got sick by race end. Sick three days.
Surf City - 2/5/12 - Half Marathon - 1:55:02 (PR) Ran with Lisa and Sarah
Battle of the Boxes-2/23/13-5:04 Mini Helen-8th place overall team finish
Crossfit Open 13.1-131
Crossfit Open 13.2-232
Crossfit Open 13.3-183
Crossfit Open 13.4-54
Crossfit Open 13.5-49
Battle of the Boxes: Unknown Edition- 3rd place finish!


Crossfit Open 2014!

This is my before photo. I weighed 15 pounds more, was exhausted all of the time and wasn't getting better at crossfit, running or life. It was time for a change.

My before photo

My before photo

Monday, February 3, 2014

I'm just an average crossfitter and I'll take it

This photo has been posted a lot on facebook lately.  Since I just did Fran today, that number happened to be fresh in my head.  I got 6:49 today and was plenty happy to be just above average.  My hands are still torn up from Bradshaw, so I went into it just hoping to get through without tearing more.  In the end, my hands were fine.

My other stats in comparison:

Grace- 3:55
Snatch- 95 lb
Deadlift- 250 lb
Back Squat- 185 lb

I haven't done 1 rep max's on any lifts in a really long time, but again I'm happy to be just about average.  Considering I'm 42 years old, and I'd venture to guess the average aged crossfit woman is much younger, I'll take it.  Some days I feel like I'm such a fraud.  I see these younger girls cranking out these awesome times or lifts and wonder who I think I'm kidding.  Then I see posts like this one and realize I'm still doing pretty darn good.  I know there's a curve and at some point my times and lifts will all have to decrease.  But for now I'm going to keep riding this ride and see where it takes me.

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