2013 Reebok CrossFit Games – Canada Regional East

CFGames 2013One of my coaches at the local CrossFit box I go to, was the only female to qualify for the Canada Regional East games in our tri-city area. We were pretty excited about it and a bunch of us drove to Mississauga yesterday to cheer her on in her two of seven WODS she had to complete in the three days of the games.


The first event I watched her, she completed 100 wallballs (14lbs), 100 chest to bar, 100 pistols (in the picture below), and 100 one-armed snatches with 50lbs. Andi

She’s an incredible strong, motivated athlete who I look up to at CrossFit.  She was amazing yesterday. I got chills just watching her and my heart was just pumping for her! So strong and I loved every minute of being there.

I can tell just from this 2013 year alone that my love of CrossFit is right up there with climbing and I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it. Almost two and a half years in and I’m not ready to stop yet.

The two photos above were not taken by me. In fact I grabbed them off her (my coach) FB page. I did manage to take more than a fair share of pictures yesterday, so here they are!

Coach Andi (yellow bra) cheering on another athlete to finish her 21-15-9 deadlifts (205lbs) and 24″ box jumps.

Another heat of women doing the 4 sets of 100 (wallballs, chest to bar, pistols and snatches)
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Coach Andi owning the 100 chest to bar pull ups.IMG_0021

Who has been following the CrossFit Games? Are you cheering for anyone in particular?

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My CrossFit Journal (Year 2, week 1)

Last week was tremendous at CrossFit!

The short:

Monday — CrossFit
Tuesday — CrossFit
Wednesday — Rest
Thursday — CrossFit
Friday — CrossFit
Saturday — Volunteering at Tour de Bloc boulder competition
Sunday — bouldering at the local climbing gym!

The long:


year 2, week 1, day one

 CrossFit WOD


Front Squat
1 Rep Max.  (95lbs is my max!)


Four Rounds: In 2 minutes complete:
3 chinups (strict)
3 pull ups (strict)
8 push ups
burpees with remaining time
1 minute rest

What I completed:
Did the whole set. First round of burpees I did 11, second & third round I did 10, and finished the fourth round with 11)


year 2, week 1, day two

7 rounds:
30s Handstand Hold (nose/toes to wall)
3 Wall climbs
5 Toes to bar
7 Box jumps; 30/24″

What I completed
5 full rounds and then on my 6th round I did a 20 second handstand hold until the buzzer went off.


year 2, week 1, day three

We did the WOD from the CrossFit Games Open: 13.1

17 minutes to complete:

40 Burpees
30 Snatch (75/45)
30 Burpees
30 Snatch (135/85)
20 Burpees
30 Snatch (165/110)
10 burpees
As many as possible Snatch (210)

What I completed:
40 burpees
30 snatches at 35lbs
30 burpees
29 snatches at 45lbs


year 2, week 41, day four

Every 30s for 7min (14 Total Reps)
1 DeadLift @ 315/215lb

What I completed:
Used 115lbs for the deadlifts

Alternating Tabata
KB Swings; 20/12kg
Russian KB Twists; 20/12kg

What I completed:
I Rx’ed this WOD.



Volunteering on Saturday at the climbing gym for Tour de Bloc ten.

I volunteered from 3-9pm and got put with the finalists in isolation. It was pretty funny being in there with the 16 of them. I posted photos on Facebook, but maybe I’ll do a re-cap this week about it.

Nap time for the 16 finalists.
My duties were to make sure they didn’t peek out at the final boulder problems, and walking them to the bathroom and also not peeking at the routes.


Bouldering at the climbing gym

IMG_6132This is just a recycled photo from last Tour de Bloc. Thought I’d include it, lol

I spent 2 hours at the climbing gym just bouldering the problems that were in the comp from the day before. I didn’t feel too sore, or too out of the loop, regardless of how many months I’ve been off climbing. Good to be back.

Look at the mess of my pants! Chalk everywhere. bouldering pants

Time to take a stainless steel hose to these pants to get them cleaned up for this weeks CrossFit and climbing sessions, since I activated my free month membership at the climbing gym. Hooyea.


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