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Battle of the Beasts – My First CrossFit Competition

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Okay, I suck. I should have done this recap weeks ago! The competition went really well! We were super excited that we did not come in last place. We came in 12th out of 13! The workouts were killer and the heat was practically unbearable! It was 97 degrees that day and there was no shade where the workouts were, all the shade that was available was provided by canopy tents brought in by the athletes. This competition was a true test of mental strength, physical strength, courage, and perseverance.

Gym Family Support

Gym Family Support

We had excellent support from our gym family as well. Our coach and several members showed up to cheer us on and bear the heat with us. The outpouring support was unimaginable. I feel so very lucky to belong to a gym family as supportive as IronCross Fitness. Trevin has always been very encouraging and uplifting when you need it most.

The Rig

The Rig

WOD 1
Partner 1-
5 mins to complete:
21-15-9
Thrusters @55lbs
Toe-to-bar (knee to elbow for scaled)

Thrusters

Thrusters

Then

Partner 2-
5 minutes to complete:
4 rounds-
12 overhead squats @65lbs
6 pullups

Overhead Squats

Overhead Squats

Then…

Partner 1-
3 minutes to complete Grace @75lbs (30 clean & jerks)

Clean & Jerk

Clean & Jerk

Then…

Partner 2 –
3 minutes to complete Isabell @75lbs (30 snatches)

Snatch

Snatch

Snatch

Snatch

Snatch

Snatch

Snatch

Snatch

WOD 2
Relay run aka the most hellacious 400m run ever! Partner 1 completed the run and tagged Partner 2 to finish. Score is based on total time. I think we finished in 14 something.

Relay Run

Relay Run

Relay Run - Almost done!

Relay Run – Almost done!

WOD 3
Partner 1 –
400m Run
30 double unders (60 singles)
15 kettlebell swings @35lbs
15 box jumps 20” (step-ups allowed for scaled)
16 kettlebell cleans @35lbs
15 burpees w/jump to plate
50 yards overhead lunges w/35lb plate

Partner 2 (starts when Partner 1 crosses the 50 yard mark)
400m run
15 burpees w/jump to plate
16 kettlebell cleans @35lbs
15 box jumps 20” (step-ups allowed for scaled)
15 kettlebell swings @35lbs
30 double unders (60 singles)

Walking Lunges

Walking Lunges

Kettlebell Cleans

Kettlebell Cleans

Kettlebell Swings

Kettlebell Swings

Box Jumps

Box Jumps

Kettlebell Swings

Kettlebell Swings

Kettlebell Swings

Kettlebell Swings

Single Unders

Single Unders

I don’t remember what we finished in, but it was under the 25 minute time cap!

WOD 4 – we did not place in the top 10 so we didn’t get to do this workout, I was very sad.
100 partner over burpees
Wall-climb sprint
Rest
6 minutes to find 1 rep max overhead squat and snatch complex, clean and front squat for scaled.

In the end, this was a really good first competition and I’m so glad that I was able to compete and give it my all and never give up. It was a huge eye opener to how far I’ve really come not only physically but mentally as well. Lacey was a great partner and I’d definitely do another partner competition with her if the opportunity arose!

Lacey & I

Lacey & I

Now to find the next competition…

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Lake Elmo

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Here is a photo blog of Clyde at Lake Elmo! Enjoy! He’s a silly boy!

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Quick Paleo Dinner

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Last night I wasn’t really feeling the whole cooking thing. I really struggle with the motivation after going to the store for some reason. However, last night I would not allow myself to give into temptation and get pizza slices at Lucky’s Market. They have amazing pizza, but it’s most definitely not Paleo. So…Lucky’s weekly ad had pork sirloin chops on sale as well as some asparagus. I think you can see where this is going. So for dinner last night I made the pork chops, asparagus, and a baked sweet potato.

Let me just say it was AMAZING. I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to realize the simplest meals are usually my favorite. Here is a picture of what I had, YUM!

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So it just goes to show that a meal can be pretty quick, maybe not as quick as a drive thru or picking up pizza at the store, but it was still pretty painless to throw a couple potatoes in the oven and a couple chops on the stove. I got some good Netflix watching in while the food was cooking and of course that is also relaxing, in my world.

Recipe aka Dinner Prep:
1. Preheat oven to 425
2. Wash up 2 sweet potatoes
3. Stab the potatoes all over
4. Place on a foil lined baking sheet
5. Bake for 30 minutes
6. Turn the potatoes and bake an additional 30 minutes
7. Place the pork chops in a fry pan on the stove over medium heat
8. Cook until the chops are no longer pink in the middle
9. Wash the asparagus
10. Bend until one snaps, to be a guide for where to cut the rest of the bunch
11. Cover in olive oil, salt and pepper
12. Place in the oven with the sweet potatoes when there are 10 minutes remaining
13. EAT!

Just a quick note on Lucky’s Market here in Billings. It has been a wonderful addition to the grocery stores here. We have been sorely lacking when it comes to affordable places to get great produce and other Paleo items. I’ve been able to find almost everything I’ve looked for there, including, ghee, Enjoy Life chocolate chips, coconut oil and organic produce. Another huge plus about Lucky’s is they have double ad Wednesdays. So I try to make my lunch/dinner menu based on the ads for the week. It works out pretty well so far.

Clyde had his normal turkey and sweet potato dry dog food. I don’t think he’s impressed. Oh well what’s a girl to do?

Have you guys ever made a super easy dinner that helped you realize it’s not so bad to cook for yourself? What drives you to avoid the drive thru or the deli counter at the store? Have you in the Billings area tried Lucky’s yet?