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!

AMEN!

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’ll never let go, Jack…

Know why I didn’t get a chance to write last night? Yep, I went to go see Titanic 3D.  My sister and I went together since we aren’t going home for Easter; not exactly a “Holy Thursday” movie to see… nonetheless, it was very entertaining.  When the first movie came out I was only 7 years old, so all I remembered was that I wasn’t allowed to see it and I knew that there were boobs shown (I was the shy little girl whose face got beet red if the word “boob” or “sex” was even mentioned).  Even though I eventually watched the double VHS tapes that we bought,  I don’t think I’d ever seen the entire movie at once.

I admit, my eyes got teary a couple of times, the hardest part of going to see the movie was trying to ignore the aroma of heavenly buttery popcorn.  MMmm.  Now, I usually don’t get popcorn (or even candy) when I go to the movies; pre-Whole30, I would have brought some trail mix.  If going to the movies was going to be a cheat meal, I would have bought popcorn, Reese’s M&Ms, and a diet Coke.  Now that’s a cheat.

Since I’m still Whole30-ing and it’s a 3-hour movie (and it was during my normal meal time), so I brought some olives and tea.  Not quite the ideal replacement of a crisp Diet Coke and the salty/sweet mix of M&Ms and popcorn, but it worked.  It also helped that my sister didn’t have anything to eat either. 🙂

Earlier in the day, I got to do one of my favorite types of WODs… a CHIPPER!

This WOD was so much fun, especially watching everyone else do so well; conquering those deads at the end was an awesome feeling!  Unfortunately, I was rushed out due to a group project meeting I had to get to so you know what that means?  I was a sweaty mess and had a hard time sitting still.  And everyone at the coffee shop we met at got to see my lovely LifeAsRx knee socks – why can’t knee socks be “socially acceptable”?  I usually wear them around after a WOD and get stared at like I’m walking around with a target on my back shins.  Then I get asked, “Let me guess, you’re you a volleyball player? Basketball? Where’d you play?”  Then it’s always me answering, “No, I only played basketball through high school.  I just workout”.  Ohhh if they only knew the half of what “workout” means -aka CrossFit.  That’s a whole other topic.  You tall girls can probably relate!

You know what talent I would like to have?  The ability to booty shake like Nicki Minaj did on the Today Show.  Not sure if that’s exactly a useful talent, but I think it’s pretty neat.  Just for self-satisfaction, not like I’d do it for people.  Maybe I can use it as a skill to work on, like muscle-ups.

Another interesting story?  This lady claims she’s “too beautiful” and can’t wait until she starts to get wrinkles so people stop staring at her, giving her free stuff, and hating her for her looks.  Seriously?  SHUT UP.  Supposedly, she’s not over-confident and her message got twisted, but come on…

Alright, enough jabber, time to get some homework, cleaning, and WODing done.  The boyfriend comes up today so it’s going to be a great day! =)

Annoyance of the day/life: Goosebumps.  I feel like I constantly have them besides when I’m working out.  I wouldn’t mind them except the fact that it makes me have to shave 100 times more than normal.  And the fact that when I get cold, my scars and lips turn blue.  I want to move somewhere where it’s warm 24/7!!