Snatch: 60%x2, 65%x2, 70%x2, 75%x2, 80%x1x2; 5 min to heavy single
MetCon – For Time:
15 Bar Muscle-ups
20m Handstand Walk
20m Burpee Broad Jump
It’s been almost a year ago since my still-a-baby-at-CFKT self walked into a 6:00 AM class and really, truly thought it was a joke when Caleb Gregory told me to do 7 minutes of burpees. Oh, the memories. I’m a year older now (boo), hopefully another year wiser (yay!)…which must mean: The CrossFit Games will soon be here again.
(If you don’t know me, insert excessive sarcasm for the next sentence.) As much I think I’ll be besting Crissy in toes-to-bar any day now (and I do…really, I do) I also recognize that my likelihood to represent our beloved CFKT in this year’s Games is still not 100% locked up. I found myself asking “If I’m not competing on THE team, why should I bother signing up for the Games?” Maybe you’re asking yourself the same thing. Well…I decided that I’m going to do it. Here’s why:
First, I remembered Sam’s post from a few weeks ago (http://crossfitktown.com/dev/two-in-a-row-the-times-they-are-achangin) and thought I’d follow her lead and show CFKT some love. Even if I finish in last place in the entire country, I’m cool with that. Someone has to be last, and I know I’m stronger now than I was about a year ago when I was lying on the floor after 7 minutes of burpees. As long as I try my best, I think that CFKT will be proud of me, so I should therefore be proud to be part of CFKT and register to support our collective CFKT-ness. Go team.
Second, even though I’m cool with being last, I hope I’m not. Yes, behind the sarcasm and self-deprecation lives a competitor. Sometimes. I’d like to see how I stack up among other people of similar age, across the country, blah blah blah. (If this is your first year, you’re 97% likely to have to do the workouts anyway, just FYI. Might as well see how you compare.)
Third: After talking with some other Ladies of 6:00 AM, I realized that they were feeling the same sentiment of “Why sign up if I can’t really win anything?” And…here’s where the friendly competition comes in. We’re all relatively equally matched in the gym. Yes, we all have our goats and we all have our faves, but overall we’re pretty much on the same level. We’re all going to sign up for the Games. We’ll do all the Games workouts and track our progress like the true competitors we are. The winner from our group will receive a bottle of wine from every other person! (I’m talking at least a $12.00 bottle or one that carries a Wine Spectator rating of at least 87. No 3-Buck Chuck. We have standards.) Right now, we’re up to 5 people and the potential competitor / wine pool will hopefully continue to grow.
Since many of us don’t see each other, the coaches have agreed to help out and connect people to groups as they form or to assist individual people in getting one started. That’s it…so do whatever you want with it. Form your own group. Join one that forms. Get creative and come up with a reward that’s motivating and interesting for you. Let’s all just have a lot of fun and a little friendly competition during the Games. Sign up here. (https://games.crossfit.com/cf/login?returnTo=%2Fcompetition&flow=games)
I love burpees, especially for 7 minutes…