The Altitude Games was a two-part CrossFit Competition.
The first part took place online. Needless to say, this was difficult for me. One, we had to film ourselves using WODProof. I had never used this app so there was definitely a learning curve associated with it. The timing of the online portion was off for me. I had another CrossFit competition that weekend, so I was trying to squeeze these in before and after — not the best. I ended up having to do two of the workouts twice due to user error on the app. So I was a wreck.
The second part of the competition was in-person, which took place yesterday at CrossFit Decimate. I’ve done many CrossFit competitions here, and I can say these guys are a class act. The CrossFit programming is killer, the community and volunteers are supportive, and the judges don’t take their responsibility too seriously. They are fair, but understanding, too.
CrossFit Competition Podium Finish!
I shocked myself yesterday by coming in third in the Open Division. I haven’t won a CrossFit competition or even been close in a long time. I’m usually at the end of the pack. This most definitely renewed my faith in myself that I can do this. Admittedly, I started out rough. I failed the floater (as always). But, I got stronger (and felt better) with the second and third WOD. Admittedly, my pullups gave out at the end because I couldn’t feel my arms by 3:30 pm anymore.
The prizes for winning were amazing. Everyone got a pair of sunglassed from Epoch Eyewear. I have gotten a lot of podium prizes, but this was one of the best. I always need a pair of good sunglasses. I selected a polarized purple pair, which I wore on the long drive home. I love them!
We also got Pumpkin Spice Protein Drink (can’t WAIT to try this one!) called Witch’s Whey from Earth Fed Muscle, and a pair of grips from Bear Komplex. First place got a cool bag and more swag. This was totally cool and makes the pain of the day worth it.
Admittedly, I’m sporting some nice bruises. I can’t do kettlebell snatches properly, so got two of those — one on each arm beneath my wrist. For some reason, I have a bruise on my right shoulder (assuming from dumbbell clean and jerks). And I got a bruise on my shin from snatches and deadlifts.
IN-N-OUT FOR DINNER!
I’ve been to CrossFit Decimate several times for CrossFit Competitions so imagine my surprise when I exit the highway and there’s an In-N-Out Burger! If you haven’t eaten at this chain, you are missing out (and I don’t eat out all that much!). I picked up me and my kids a burger to go after the Crossfit Comp.
All in all, a great CrossFit competition at an excellent facility that I’ll definitely do again!