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I hope everyone had a great, safe Memorial Day weekend.
I had a very CrossFit-filled weekend, starting with Friday. My box has now been open a year, so for their anniversary they had a team competition and a big Bar-be-Que. We were put into teams of four and had to complete 400 kettle-bell swings, 300 wall-balls, and 200 burpee-box-jumps, with a 300m run trigger. This was a lot of fun, and one heck of a workout!
One thing I love about CrossFit is the community. I love my CrossFit family, and feel a great amount of support and encouragment from everyone there. I am a big introvert, but I highly enjoy socializing with my box family.
This weekend the South Central Crossfit Regionals were held in San Antonio. So on Saturday, my boyfriend and a friend of mine went to watch.
I had never really been to a CrossFit competition before and didn’t know quite what to expect, but this was a lot of fun to watch, and very motivating! Seeing these girls doing multiple reps of front squats at my 1-rep-max made me feel a bit wimpy, but it also motivated me. I want to be that strong!
I was glad I was able to go, it was pretty awesome to be able to spectate and see so many strong people.
Yesterday, not unlike many other CrossFit boxes, my box did “Murph” for the workout.
If you’re unfamiliar with Murph, the workout is:
1 Mile Run
1 Mile Run
It was raining pretty hard towards the end, which made for a fun mile run! I decided to break it up by doing 20 rounds of “Cindy,” which is 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 squats. Especially since I can only do about 5-6 kipping pull-ups in a row without a resistance band, and my goal was to not have to use a resistance band for pull-ups at all, if I could.
Well…. about three quarters of the way through, I noticed the callous in the middle of my right hand was beginning to tear. As I progressed further, my hands started to get pretty bad, and I did need to use the resistance band for the last five pull-ups because they were burning.
I finished the workout in 58:40.
This actually wasn’t as difficult as I had anticipated, and if I hadn’t torn my hands, I think I would have had a faster time.
I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself for doing the whole thing, and completing 95 pull-ups without a resistance band! When I first started, I could barely do a few with a resistance band. It’s nice to see hard work pay off!
If you ever tear your hands, I highly recommend Climb On. My hands are already healing up pretty nicely thanks to this stuff!
Hope you have a great day!