Monday, August 3, 2009

"Top of the Board"


My life is so cool. I never knew it could be this good.

As mentioned before, I started doing Relative Intensity about 6 weeks ago. On June 25, I did the WOD, "Barbara" for the first time. (Actually, it was my second time. My first time was a year ago when I first started CrossFit. I couldn't get past 2 rounds.) Barbara is 5 rounds for time of: 20 pull ups, 30 push ups, 40 sit ups, 50 squats. I had a respectable time of 36:27 putting me behind Flower's 33:12 and Katie's 35:45.

Yesterday, I set out to beat my old time, and I hoped I could come close to beating Flower. You see, Flower is a major bad ass, a woman I highly respect and a tremendous athlete. When I first came to CrossFit just over a year ago, certain women intimidated me just b/c they were so strong--she was one of them.

Well, I smoked Barbara yesterday!! Now I have a new PR time of 30:17, which means I actually beat one of my heroes! How cool is that?

It's amazing when you can dream a dream, set a goal, do the work and watch it come to fruition.

I set a goal a while back that I wanted to "be on top of the board". Well, now (at least on one WOD), I am. Amazing.

It seems I am becoming the athlete I have so long admired in others. Wow. I am honored and humbled.

There are still many women in CrossFit both at TCFA and as a whole who kick my ass in MANY MANY things! I love watching them work. For example, I love watching Vanessa lift. That women is a power house--so strong, so tough when needed as a coach, yet a wonderfully kind and warm individual.

I love watching Perla too, who exemplifies those same qualities.

Of course my heroes include the CrossFit superstars, Tanya Wagner, Carey Kepler, Kris Clever and Jolie Gentry--as we should always shoot for the stars.

Wow. Amazing.

I have a lot of work to do. Handstand pushups, muscle ups, double unders--these are the next things on my agenda.

Let's do it.


Tsangria said...

Yay! Congrats!

Katie said...

Nice job Shannon! Way to go!!