Monthly Archives: August 2017

Day 3 of the CrossFit Games 2017

As I sit here writing this journal entry two weeks after day three of the CrossFit Games, I think back to the morning of that day. We had to be there at 8:00 AM. The first event for the day, the Double Under Snatch, started at 9:45 AM. I knew that this workout was in everyone's wheelhouse, so speed and perfection would be required. We were able to warm up a bit before the event began. After watching the other divisions compete I realized I had to learn right now how to transfer the 35-pound dumbbell from one hand to […]

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Day 2 of the CrossFit Games 2017

August 4, 2017 Despite my 18 th place finish in the first event, I was hopeful that day two was my day to move up the leaderboard. Thankfully my coach Mitch had prepared me for the reality that I might be digging myself out of a hole after the first day of competition. Being in 18th was the lowest I had ever been in my past three years of the CrossFit Games competitions. It was a sleepless night the night before as I lay awake thinking about cleans, jerks, toe to bars, chest to bars and the first obstacle on […]

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Day 1 of the 2017 CrossFit Games

The day before the CrossFit Games 2017, my coach sent me this text “For those about to rock…. Victory hides in the darkness… Best wishes to you guys!” I was unaware at the time how true those words would ring, but I am so thankful that my coach and gym warriors prepared me to go deep into the darkness and hang out for a bit during the months of two and three-a-days. After an 18th place finish in the run, swim, run event I had quite a ways to go and had to endure time in the pain cave in […]

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