Weekend in review

by Chase on August 25, 2013

This post is going to take a bit longer to type than usual.

waaamp waaaamp…  Yep I broke my finger.  But let’s circle back to the top before we get there.

Saturday was my first ever CrossFit competition!  My gym did an end of summer competition between the AM and PM athletes.  I’m an AMer, of course!

The three events were:

“The Warm-up”
Divide the following work up however you would like, only 2 athletes working at a time:
– 100 Front Squats (135/95)
– 200 push-ups
– 300 Abmat Sit-ups
– 400 Double unders
– 300 Wall Balls (20/14) (10’/9’)
– 200 Kettlebell Swings (24/16)
– 100 Shoulder to Overhead (115/75)

“Snatch Ladder”
4 Athletes
Females: 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145
Males: 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 205, 215

Teams work their way through a series of stations with progressively heavier barbells.
*1 min to perform each lift

“Tenacious 200″
Two team members working at a time
1 pair is out running 200m together (you MUST stay together), the “working” pair is completing the following:
200 thrusters (95/65)
200 box jumps (24/20)
200 air squats
200 pull ups
200 burpees

There were 4 teams of 4 for both AM and PM.  My AM team was me and 3 other guys and we did ok!  No first place for us, but we held our own.  I made it to 95# on the snatch ladder and was able to contribute as much as I could on all of the other events!  I hit a personal PR on the pull ups, so that was a big deal for me!  The PM team won in the end, but it was such, SUCH fun!  We all grilled out afterwards and enjoyed one of the last few summer weekends.

One of the coaches used the event to propose to his girlfriend right as we went to start the last WOD.  He was sneaky!  The countdown clock went off, we all went out to run outside and as soon as she got back in, he was down on one knee.

Most adorable CrossFit proposal ever.

She was SO shocked and surprised.  I started crying because that’s what I do…And then we restarted the WOD! I don’t know how I’d be able to workout immediately after getting engaged but they both managed it!  So fun.

So when did I break my finger?  Coming into my last set of pull ups in the last WOD (i.e. second to last movement after 2+ hours), I went back for the kip, did one pull up, swung back for the next one, lost my grip and went FLYING.  I landed on my left side HARD.  I guess my left hand was the one that slipped off first because of how I landed.  I bruised my hip, landed on my shoulder and caught my left hand under me.  I bent my fingers back and thanks to the fine doctors at Inova Urgent Care this morning, I now know I’ve got a small fracture on my ring finger.  Thank goodness I wasn’t wearing my wedding band because they would have had to cut it off!  I have to wear the splint for about 2-3 weeks, and then still keep it taped to my middle finger for a few weeks afterwards.  It’s a bummer, but sports injuries happen.  My only complaint is that I can’t CrossFit for a few days until the swelling goes down!PageBreakOn Sunday, Jeff and I, along with another couple drove out to Purcellville, VA to go to an open house at Catoctin Creek Distillery.  They just moved into a new space, complete with a tasting room and tour, so we went out to check it out.  Jeff and I had been to the old space and the new building is so much nicer!

We did a tour of where they do the distilling and got a tutorial on just how they make rye whiskey and gin.  What I thought was awesome was that they have a partnership with a few local farmers who take the leftover grains from the distillery and use it as feed their livestock.  What symbiosis!

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The girls did a flight of different cocktails and the boys did a sampling of the whiskeys and gins neat.  My favorite cocktail was the Horse’s Neck which was whisky with ginger beer and a lemon twist.  Delicious!

It was such a fun weekend that I’m currently suffering from Sunday-night letdown.  I’ll take it as a good sign of a happy life. Smile  Time to settle into bed with a book. Currently reading: Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller – a memoir of growing up in a home with hoarding parents.

What was the highlight of your weekend?

Anyone else fascinated with hoarding like I am?

xo,
Chase