|that's us... pulling up 8th place. holla.|
So a few things about the weekend:
1) Prayer is a powerful thing - the personal and emotional implications of this competition probably deserve their own post. so that's coming next.
2) Competing is fun. Training to compete is hard.
Almost immediately after our last workout, when we knew we did not do as well as we'd hoped. I began to get stoked for getting ready for next year. Ha! A dear friend remarked how funny it was that 2 weeks ago all I could do was moan about how tired I was of all this and what a difference it was to hear me so quickly want to start all over again. It's true the daily grind of training and what it took to get to where we are was exhausting and painful. But competing was the Resurrection moment after the Calvary of training.
3) Free stuff is fun. I got a couple tshirts, water bottle, some protein shakers/powder, a massage!, and food - hello Steve's paleo crunch and paleo kits... love those!
4) It was so cool to be a part of this, and I am so grateful for everyone who came out to support us. It was a huge encouragement to walk out in the competition area and see our crowd of blue shirts, and hear them yelling for us. And boy did they spoil me - what a testimony to "ask and you shall receive." Everyone was there to support the team, and I definitely am grateful to have been on the receiving end. Our crew kept me competition ready with massages and stretching and bringing me lots of water... (I drank 6 liters of water in the first day alone.)
5) What a treat to have full days dedicated to crossfit and not have to make it fit into my real life! I only competed one workout a day, and the a lot of the rest of the time I could spectate, chillax, rest, ice and work on mobility and recovery. Having so much time to work on my 'junkie tissue' made me realize how important is and how much it helps!
6) It was an inspiring event... I don't have words for this. Pictures speak best. And speak more. And more... this one is my amazing teammate, Natalie.
7) My team is amazing.