Weekend Wackiness

This weekend was full of So! Much! Excitement!

For starters, I took Friday off — who doesn’t love a 3 day weekend just because.  That afternoon, Garrett’s golf clubs came, and if there is anything cuter than a grown man with a new toy, I don’t know what it is.


Well, it might be a grown man in a hot pink headband letting the world know he is an athlete.


He doesn’t generally go around looking like this, but Saturday morning was our gym’s First Annual 80s Wod-A-Thon. Obviously there was dressing up involved and we took the challenge quite seriously.
(God, the 80s. Why are these fashion trends coming back? Did we learn nothing?)

The point of the event was to get everyone at the gym used to the idea of competing, but in a stress free environment. Competitions can be scary, but it’s hard to be stressed when the judges are dressed like this.

We were broken up into 9 teams.

Garrett’s Team Thruster Thunder were going to be tough competitors.

(Yes, that shirt does say “Get Laid: Ask Me How”)

But my team Better Off Dead-Lifting was also bringing the energy.
(Step Back, Y’all…We’re Bringing Tye-Dye Sexy Back)

There were 4 main events:

WOD #1 was one attempt each at a max broad jump. And 3 attempts to find your 3 Rep Max for Push Press.

WOD # 2 was to as a team find the max amount of tire flips you can do in 3 minutes. (It was a tractor tire weighing a couple hundred pounds that all 4 of us had to move.) Here is a video, courtesy of my workout buddy Pia, to give you an idea of what it looked like:

If you would like to know what it felt like, I would say this is more accurate:
photo credit

You know, but with a tractor tire on top of you.

So that was pleasant.

Onto possibly the best WOD. WOD # 3 — Max reps on the thigmaster. And if you thought there was a way to NOT look stupid using the thighmaster, you thought wrong.


I think at this point it’s appropriate to let you know that I asked Garrett to take pictures of my team during all these events too, but he coincidentally seemed to forget each time.

WOD # 4 was appropriately called The Chipper. It included a
100m relay holding plates (25lbs women/45 men) then a circuit of the following where you only moved on to your next station when the whole team was done:
250m row
15 burpees
20 box jumps
30 jumping pull ups
Followed by a 200 m relay sprint for each team member

It was a bitch. But in the end, Better Off Dead-Lifting was pretty darn happy with our 4th place finish.


Thruster Thunder had one more WOD to go though, because they were TIED FOR FIRST! (I have never been so happy NOT to be in first place!) The first place rights came down to a wheelbarrow race, and in the end, Team Top Gun took the victory by a nose.

I think the sunglasses must have given them an advantage.

It’s so great to belong to such an awesome gym full of people with such fun personalities. The community at American River CrossFit is palpable. There is really no place I’d rather workout.

ARCFit Crew

*More amazing pics here.
(OMG, like this one, and this one, and this one. OH GOD, I die.)


Such a fun couple of days! But let me tell you I think I need another weekend to recover from my weekend, if you know what I’m saying.

Are you read for this week?

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One Response to Weekend Wackiness

  1. Carla says:

    Wow! Congrats!! 4th is awesome!! 🙂 I LOVE the pics & think you pulled off the 80’s look to perfection! lol! After you guys were all done working put you could have scrubbed your clothes clean on that one guys abs!!! Wow! LoL!!!