hot crossfit chick doing crossfit competition clean and jerk in denver

CrossFit: Benchmarks Tell You a Lot

This entire year (2019) has mainly been a battle against my body. Tweaks here and there. Days off from training. Avoiding certain exercises. The things you don’t like about training.

There have been a few bright spots here and there. I’ve PR’ed (set a personal record) for my bench press.  I PR’ed my thruster in a CrossFit competition.

And then today I PR’ed CrossFit girl workout Grace.

CROSSFIT BENCHMARK GRACE

CrossFit benchmark workout Grace is pretty straightforward: 30 clean and jerks at 95 lbs for women for time.

It’s been almost a year since I’ve done Grace, and I knew I’d PR it, mainly because I know I’m stronger.

WHEN YOU’RE IN A RUT, DO A CROSSFIT BENCHMARK WOD

It can be hard after you’ve been doing CrossFit a while to keep going, to keep progressing, to keep getting stronger and fitter. It can be REAL hard. There are days I don’t want to get out of bed and workout. Workouts I look at I don’t want to do. Days I wonder why I do this.

In those moments, you need a win. Today was my win. I’m unsure how long my win will propel me forward. But it doesn’t matter — at this point, I’ll take anything.