What a weekend. Fit As Fu*k Challenge
I got to Copenhagen on Friday, quite early to have some time.
I went to visit my friends at Butcher's Lab. Catrine was sweet enough to offer me a ride to the venue on Saturday morning. We talked about being quite nervous but so ON!
Did some shopping and went to dinner at Bio Mio......best organic food
Saturday morning 6:00AM
Woke up and had breakfast. Day 6 of no grains day 13 of no milk. Doing okay.
Catrine came to pick me up with a moving truck !!!
Catrine, me and another woman from Butcher's Lab checked in at the same time so we got in the same heat. Nice to know some supportive people. I also had my team mate Kristina Lindgren in my heat!
Wod 1- SKILLS.( 7 of them)
This wod was announced Thursday and I nearly fainted when I read it.
I clearly need to work on my 'skills' - A LOT!
You got 2 minutes to comlete the task. Then rest 2 minutes then onto the next task.
1. Rope Climb.
I got up about 2,5 meters on my second try, then I got my feet in order but arms tired.
FAIL on the score card but PB for me.... I haven't climbed a rope since 8th grade.
2. 45kg SNATCH
I tried 4 times...poor technique and a load that was 13 kg's heavier than my PB sort of made it hard.
FAIL in scoring card
I tried but FAILED
4. 30 DU's Unbroken
ok.....I can do DU's but with a skip inbetween....no more of that! and I have done 6 at the most...so practice !
5. Pistols 10 on each leg
I did 6 on my left leg - PB!
FAIL on scoring card
6. Rowing 500m under 1:50 for women.
This was one of my goals. 1:48 - same as my PB.
7. Muscle-up x 4
I don't know these yet!
No Cut offs but onto WOD 2.
10 KB snatches (5/5 hand) @ 24kgs
run 60 m with 20kg sand bag
run back with 20 kg sandbag.
and again......until 7 mins is up
Snatches and Burpees counts for reps ....
I got 46 reps!!!!
Before the competition I had done 1 with my right arm.... I was thinking of scaling to swings but I didn't.
Because I snatched them I got better scored than many that scaled which sort of made up for my FAILS in the first WOD.
I got 23rd place - cut off was at 20. Kristina, my team mate got 20th place but shared and she was cut based on rowing time.....so close.
The rest of the day was spent soaking in the inspiration of watching great athletes and making new friends and catching up with people I've met at certs and such.
Jenny Jacobsen,Samantha Briggs o Iceland Annie took the medals. And they ROCKED! Kristin Andersson took 4th place....so 2 Swedish ladies in the top 5 !!!!!
Linda from Crossfit Uppsala also tore down the house and went into WOD 3.
I got my Style Award! :-)
Thanks to the organizers of this event! Sarah and Ditte , and the Danish Royal Life Guards for having us at their facility and all the volunteers, judges and friends and families that came to cheer us on.
I leave Denmark inspired, amazed, thankful, happy and humbled.
Love. Peace. Crossfit