Festivus Games is a national CrossFit competition held on the same day at different hosting CrossFit gyms. Thus, they do a national leaderboard. I came in 22nd overall for Female Masters our of 253. I did not think this was very good. I just didn’t think I did very well.
I told my daughter this, who responded with, “Dang, Mom, you’re a pro.” Then I thought, “Well, maybe it wasn’t bad.” I think I just have too high expectations.
This past weekend I did the Festivus CrossFit competition in Castle Rock, Colorado, at CrossFit Loop. It was a great place, plenty of space, and nice hosts. I got third place in the female master’s division. Here’s the highlight video:
This weekend I participated in Women’s Wod Jam at CrossFit Omnia. I love this CrossFit gym, and they always put on such great competitions. Plus, they have plenty of room to warm up before the WOD, so I feel better prepared.
I partnered with a gal named Brianne. We did fairly well considering we’ve never worked out together before. It was a fun CrossFit comp, and I highly recommend it.
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This past weekend I competed at a local CrossFit competition in Colorado Springs at CrossFit SOCO called FrostFit. I filled someone’s spot who got sick and partnered with a very nice lady.
This CrossFit Competition is what I would call tame. It had no real hard movements in it, and the second WOD was a strength ladder that I wouldn’t exactly call a CrossFit workout. Still, I was sore the next day, and the following day, I woke up and my left leg hurt pretty bad, so I had to take two days off CrossFit training.
It was fun. The weather warmed up, and CrossFit SOCO is in this quaint little part of Colorado Springs on the way to Manitou Springs. Here’s a video of the first WOD where the best part was carrying a dummy firefighter.
I love CrossFit, and I love to compete in CrossFit. It’s not about winning (although winning is nice, and I’ve gotten some pretty cool prizes, too). I just want to compete. Yet, finding CrossFit partners is exceedingly difficult.
I haven’t connected with those at my gym very well, and lately, I’m working out at home a lot because it’s so cold I don’t want to leave my house. Plus, work is busy, and since I work on commission, I’d rather work in the mornings than spend an hour going to and from the gym.
I ask my friends and acquaintances to compete and usually get ghosted or turned down. I usually end up posting online; sometimes I get a partner, and sometimes I don’t. I email the host gym, which works sometimes, too. Many people don’t want to work out with strangers, or they want to win and don’t want to partner with someone who is “not good.”
The bottom line is that it’s very hard to find CrossFit partners, but if you’re in Colorado or nearby, let me know if you need a partner!
In October, I participated in a CrossFit competition called Festivus Games. This was a partner competition, and I didn’t have a partner. I contacted the host, Caliber Fitness in Casper, WY, and they arranged for me a partner. We competed in the master’s division.
While it was cold, it was fun. You can see the highlights here:
We did extremely well considering my partner was new to CrossFit. We ended up in second place, and it was a good time. Plus, I made a new friend.
In October, I participated in an individual CrossFit competition in Castle Rock, Colorado, called Battle at the Rock. Hosted by Castle Rock Fitness, this event was as great as ever. I participated in the master’s competition, and although I didn’t podium, it was fun nevertheless.
The best part was the CrossFit floater, which we got to dive into a foam pit. You can watch the shenanigans here:
It was so much fun, as I describe above.
The rest were typical CrossFit workouts, as you can see here:
Fun day. Great hosts. Perfect weather. An absolute blast.
I highly recommend these guys. They put on great competitions and are as friendly as can be.
In September, I participated in Project Uplift. This was my third year, and it was as great as ever. I joined a team from CrossFit Miramont, and we did Rx.
The day started off great! We did well in the events, and the money raised goes to support Kids at Heart, a local nonprofit helping foster kids.
You can watch me compete here:
We did really well considering I hadn’t worked out with these guys before. I did end up ripping doing chest to bar pullups, but it was totally worth it.
Great day with great people for a great cause.
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As most of you know, I workout primarily in my garage. I have almost everything you need for CrossFit (I’m lacking rings and a rope). That being said, working out by yourself is a challenge — especially if you are doing at-home workouts for a CrossFit competition.
THE TURKEY CHALLENGE CROSSFIT COMPETITION 2021
The Turkey Challenge is coming up next weekend in Broomfield, Colorado. It will be held at MBS CrossFit, which is supposedly as pristine of a location as you can get. I’m excited to see it.
The Turkey Challenge is usually a two-day CrossFit competition. However, due to COVID-19, Day 1 has been pushed to at-home. The challenge of working out at-home or doing the CrossFit workouts at your gym is that you are not pushed. You really have no one to work off of, so you’re on your own.
For me, the challenge was WODProof, an app that you can use to record your CrossFit workouts. It has a clock built-in and a community. However, filming yourself doing a CrossFit workout in your garage is not as easy as it sounds. I had to bribe my daughter with Starbucks right after, and it took me 30 minutes just to test the app to be sure it would work (the last thing I wanted was to have to do the CrossFit workouts again).
THE CROSSFIT WORKOUTS FOR TURKEY CHALLENGE
We had three CrossFit workouts, all in a row, with a running clock of 30 minutes. They programmed it for a 14-min AMRAP (8 alternating dumbbell hang snatches, 10 dumbbell box stepovers, and 12 wall balls) with a max power clean in the minute followed by a 7-min AMRAP of bar-facing burpees.
All around, it sucked. It wasn’t hard; logistically, it just sucked.