Today I did something I CAN GAURANTEE I wouldn't have done last year. I did the first workout for qualifying for Crossfit Games 2013.
Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 17 minutes of:
45 pound Snatch, 30 reps
I stopeed here. No need to kill myself for goodness sakes....
135 pound Snatch, 30 reps
165 pound Snatch, 30 reps
210 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible
Here's a video of a woman doing the workout... Enjoy or cry, whichever....
Here is me during the burpee section of my workout...
(image from fabFitAndForty)...
(and she is FABULOUS)
I am ok with this. I did it. One year ago I would have laughed in your face if you said I would be able to snatch 45 pounds over my head in between doing 70 burpees.
Finshing this post with a copy of what I wrote on the discussion board of my gym because I have no feeling in my arms and I am being forced to parent by taking the kids to our school's caberet.
"So this was really hard for me. Turns out I have guerrilla arms and had to jump to the ceiling after each burpee. Took me forever and once I got to the snatch I was so upset I almost stopped and started crying. Allison saw me and talked me out of my panic. I am not an athlete and this used to be so far out of my comfort zone. I finished my snatches and the next round of burpees and then pr'd one snatch at 50#. Without all the cheering, my wonderful judge Binay and the great community in the background I would have walked out the door. I have never been prouder of myself. This is why I signed up for this. TJs continues to change my life.