Regionals Review

Hi!  Did you miss me?  It’s been a while… big girl life has started to take over and just as I’m getting into the groove of my schedule, it’s going to all change starting Tuesday!  Helloooo again to early mornings!

Well, one the most exciting weekends of the year is over – CrossFit Regionals.  I got to watch two of my coaches compete and kick some CrossFit a$$!  Watching beasts knock out some heavy weights and crazy WODs got the gears in my head turning again and now I have even more goals to add to my list.  I would love to compete with a team there someday, maybe in two years…. Bottom line, I want to be a bada$$ beast like the girls there.  It also was reassuring to see tall girls there… there’s hope!

Me and the man

Go Tim!!!!

Coach Tom!


I had a gazillion pictures and videos, but they didn’t do justice to seeing it all in person.  Watching the top athletes do muscle-ups with ease and throw around big weights makes everything look easy.  Then I remember how much hard work it takes and how much pain and time is put into it and it makes me want to grow up to be a CrossFit athlete.  Screw work and everything else.  Let’s WOD all day and play in the gym.  Who needs all that other stuff?

Speaking of stuff, I bought more clothes.  That means that almost 90% of my closet is stuffed with CrossFit related shirts… not to mention headbands and knee socks.  I think I have more knee socks than regular socks… I have a problem.

So what did I do on the way home from the most motivating weekend ever??  Cheated.  Me and Cole stopped at this small place and decided we deserved a small treat after three days of all-out cheering.  We split some cheesy pub chips and then I got pulled pork and nibbled at a few baked beans.  Have I mentioned that my body doesn’t agree with dairy?  Cheese is the worst.  We were only about an hour away from being home so when we were about 25 minutes away, it felt like I was getting stabbed in my stomach and I knew the cheese had hit.  I learned my lesson.  Then it started raining ungodly hard so it was not a fun drive the rest of the way home.  Cheese + Caroline = sick.  I won’t go into details, ha!

My body is still sore, thanks to my sister for writing me up a Westside Barbell workout to help build up my upper body strength.

I felt like a T-Rex when I was done.  I had to drive back up to Bloomington right after this and holding the steering wheel felt terrible.  Good thing I have knees that help drive =)

Know what else I found out I’m doing Saturday?  COMPETING in a small competition.  OMG I’m already nervous.  I love competing but sometimes my nerves take over, so I figure that if I want to eventually make it to Regionals, I need to learn to stay calm.  Hopefully they have on-sight bathrooms.  Even though this is nothing like Regionals, you have to start somewhere right?   But, it will be a blast so I’m excited!

Then that night is a 2-year CrossFit Instinct party!  #pumpedcity.  Let’s just say that there is probably going to be some drunken handstands, pullups, pistols, and other fun things involved.  CrossFit people are so fun!

I’ll leave you with goals/timeline that my sister wrote on the CrossFit Instinct white board.  Time to dial in and get serious!

Oh, and I got to see Chevelle in concert last night.  A-freaking-mazing.  They officially are my new favorite; I love them more than I already did.  They sounded awesome.  Be jealous.

I made it! Double-digits!

It’s the second weekend of my Whole30 and I’m sitting in a car dealership staring at a soda and candy machine. Know what? I don’t even want any of it. Not one craving. My bottle of water is more satisfying than the $1.75 bottle of instant insulin-spiking soda. SCORE.

Something else that helps is the fact that me and the boy did a hero WOD at FitBodies this morning. I don’t know if it was the fact that I felt nauseous on the way back from my 5th round or the throbbing rips in my hands that keeps me going. Or all the above. Doesn’t CrossFit sound sexy?

Speaking of sexy, I’m sporting my LifeAsRX knew socks with capris. Not something you see everyday. I expect a lot of staring again. Just like when I wore my neon green knee socks to the mall last night. I swear I’m not crying for attention- I’m just too lazy to change (ew, makes me sound dirty) and I don’t want my huge box jump scars and basketball scars to open up again. Knee socks=protection. And they keep me extra toasty warm. No goosebumps=happy.

Want to know what’s really annoying? Crowded places with crying screaming babies. Now I’m inside a hair place (not for me). Holy cow. My ears feel like they’re bleeding. The WOD seemed easier than sitting here surrounded by too many people in a small space with little kids running everywhere. Good thing the hair place is in a grocery store. Think I’m gonna go buy some kale. Kale always makes it everything better. I need to stock up for the week so I can enjoy my amazing breakfast!

Alright folks, I’m out. Gotta drop some moola on some veggies. Dropping’ some green for some greens.

Song of the day: Skrillex- Bangarang. Love this song! Did the open WoD 12.4 to this so it reminds me of one hundred freakin fifty wall balls. BOOM.