Try not. Do or do not.

muscleup Something amazing happened yesterday. I tried a muscle up for the first time in over a month and I wasn’t even close. I barely got my face above the bottom of the rings. It was a total disaster. Probably one of my worst attempts since last August. So I decided to stop “trying”. I think I have had the mindset that eventually something magical would happen by itself. No more. This time I was going to fight for it until it happened. With a little help from the muscle up experts at the gym I finally got my first muscle up last night! Goal #2 DONE. Next goal: 2 in a row.

Perfect timing too. Today starts 6 weeks of competing in the the CrossFit Open. One workout will be announced per week. Anyone around the world affiliated with CrossFit or not who wants to compete has an opportunity to compare their fitness level to thousands of other competitors worldwide. At the end of 6 weeks they will take the top 60 male and top 60 female performers In each region to compete at Regionals. For the affiliate team competition they will take the top 3 male and 3 female scores from each gym for each workout. The gyms having the best overall scores at the end of 6 weeks will move on as well. 

The winners at Regionals will have an opportunity to compete in an international competition in California for the title of ‘The Fittest on Earth’ and a grand prize of $200,000. It starts today.

Workout 1:
As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of
30 double unders (jump rope)
15 power snatches at 75 for boys and 55 for girls

Wish us luck!

Day: 11
Weight: 139.5

1 Comment »

  1. Julie Said,

    March 16, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Nice one Karen! Good luck with the Games.

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