Have you been watching any of the Regionals in the past few weeks? The Southwest Regional (my region) is coming up this weekend in Salt Lake City, and though I won’t be attending, I am super excited to catch some livestream action and lots and lots of pictures of some badass people working extremely hard.
So far I mostly have just been stalking photos of Regionals from CrossFit tumblrs around the interwebs, and it is definitely getting to me mentally a little bit. In a good way. Last night we were doing a 3-pull snatch max and I was working on not just getting the bar overhead, but actually dropping under it. This is a majorly scary thing for me, and is also very much limiting my lifts. Instead of squatting, I starfish… meaning I sort of straddle in an attempt to lose altitude instead of just bending my knees. But dang, bending your knees can be scary!
Anyway, we had 20 minutes to work on this part of the WOD, and at about 9 minutes I started to lose steam. I had been working with 45 pounds on the bar but had just moved up to 55 lbs, and I could muscle it up, but I wasn’t having much luck dropping under. At one point I was stalling, looking at my bar and feeling like I wasn’t going to accomplish anything else, but then I had this funny thought, “If I ever want to make it to Regionals, I better figure out how to frickin’ get under the bar!” So I walked back over and kept working, albeit not very successfully, on moving under that stupid bar.
But wait, “If I ever want to make it to Regionals”? Where did that come from? Pretty sure this is the first time that thought had entered my brain, but I have this habit of taking random thoughts and just running with them. Hopefully that doesn’t happen here, because dang, I would have a very long way to go. Like years. And years. At least.
And now, if you are looking for some inspiration from Regionals to plant scary, absolutely impractical goals in your mind, here you go.