A Nice Reminder

So hey, remember that Partner Competition at our gym that I was bitching about on Friday? The one that Garrett signed us up for?

Dude, you guys, WE WON OUR DIVISION. I mean, what? Who the hell was judging and how did THAT happen?

Winners

We competed in the scaled division (I STILL CAN’T DO PULL UPS AND GOD DAMN IT, IT HOLDS ME BACK EVERY TIME) but we had fun working together as a team, coming up with a strategy that embraced our strengths, supporting one another, and I really can’t believe we ended up winning. I was secretly hoping that we would come in 3rd, because all the teams had to compete in 3 workouts, but only the top 2 teams in Rx and Scaled competed in one final head to head workout for all the marbles. So, you know, call me lazy but a 3rd place would have suited me juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust just fine! :)

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The energy at the gym was super fun, as usual, and it was great to see so many people I like putting it all out there. I don’t have any desire to be a real competitor, but it’s definitely nice to do stuff like this in a safe environment every once in a while because you really do push yourself a little harder. Both Garrett and I PR’d our squat clean 1 Rep Maxes, and I really think we just didn’t want to let each other down, so we just did the best we could.
Just sayin.

I’ve been pretty down on myself, fitness-wise, as of late because I haven’t been working out as often as I’d like, or by the time I get to the gym at the end of a long work day I’m zonked. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs over the last 3 years and these days my performance hasn’t been particularly newsworthy. But this weekend reminded me of how good it feels to have fitness goals and how fun it is when you reach them. I don’t know what that means for the rest of the summer, but I feel like both Garrett were reminded again this weekend about why we like our gym so much. And the fact that we all got to hang out and celebrate at the annual anniverary party BBQ afterward was just icing on the cake!

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7 comments to A Nice Reminder

  • Alicia
    June 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I love the dumbbell cake! Congrats on your PR. You’re spot on about challenging yourself in a safe environment- knowing you’re surrounded by supportive friends and community members is priceless when you’re pushing yourself (in a workout or in life).

    Alicia

  • Jenn
    June 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats on winning, that’s awesome!! :) And love the cake too!

  • Kimberlie
    June 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Congrats on your win and your PR! It’s amazing how good you can feel after a good workout.

    As strong as I am (top female squat and deadlift in our box), I still can’t do more than 1-2 pullups and then only in good days. I think I’m at that weird place where body weight outpaces my strength. I’ve finally decided to get more serious about my weight for an upcoming powerlifting competition so maybe pullups will come a little easier if I drop a few pounds?

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    June 25, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Congrats on your win! Some things in CrossFit just blow my mind… like pull ups. I need to spend some time working on them, ya know with all my free time ;) Just got in a workout this morning, feeling so good!!! Have a great day Holly!

  • Megan W
    June 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Way to go! Way to rock it!

  • Allison @ Frisky Lemon
    June 26, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Yay! Congratulations! That’s so cool…I’m still working up the courage to start competing…it sounds like SO much fun ;)

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