Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Superfit DC Recap

My CFA Peeps
First, let's get the potty talk out of the way. There were 6 port-a-johns. I did not discriminate. I used each one multiple times. All. Day. Long.

Superfit DC was Sept 28th. An awesome day. Weather was great. Traffic was great. All in all amazing. The event was super smooth, everyone was nice, and all seemed to have a blast. I had a few goals that morphed throughout the week before and the day of:

1. Survive. Be able to complete the three workouts

2. Don't poop in my pants

3. Have fun

We checked in the night before, which helped my nerves a lot. The shirts are cool - love a shirt - and we got a few goodies. The morning of we finally found parking and then set up camp. I hung with my CF Annandale peeps. I found my partner - camped with her Hammerdown peeps - and we strategized for workout 1.

Workout 1:
2 minutes: hand release pushups
2 minutes: 115 pound deadlift
2 minutes: 20 inch box jump

We had 20 seconds in between each one. You and your partner do not work at the same time - 6 minutes FLEW by. We did our pushups head to head so we could see and hear each other stop and say "go". Since I'm hearing impaired I was pretty nervous about not being able to hear her or my judge, but everyone was facing me so that was great. We did 96 pushups (4th place), 75 deadlifts (2nd place) and 53 box jumps (14th place). Oops. We both slipped on the box jump, I was not focused.....something I need to work more on when tired. We finished workout 1 in 5th place! Hot damn!

Then we sat around, stretched, talked, strategized, and warmed up for workout 2.

Workout 2: 6 min time cap
Barbell Complex: Clean, 2 front squats, shoulder to overhead (1) at 85 pounds
Pull ups

Um, this one was tough. We decided I would do most of the barbell complex because my partner was going to do most of (all) the pull ups. I did attempt one pull up and the judge promptly told me "no rep!". Just too tired to get myself up there. We got through all of 15 and all of 10 and I got the first 2 barbell complex's in the 5 round. We finished in 5th place again. Yeah!

Now we sit around again....more of the same. The top 5 teams get to go to the finals. As of right then that was us. I was nervous, excited, tired, and scared. I really wanted to go to the finals, but had no idea what to expect. I'm learning CF loves to keep a secret. Sneaky fuckers.

Workout 3: 12 minute time cap
75 kettle bell snatches at 16kg (35 lbs)
Row for calories

Bleh. Row for calories? That's hard. Really  hard. Basically a sprint. We decided I would do most of the snatches (hehehehe) and then we would alternate 2 minutes each on the rower until time ran out. Our score was based on the calories - which we earned 127. We finished the competition in 8th place.

When I got home the first thing my kids asked was "did you make it to the finals?!" They were so excited....I told them "almost, I was so close...." Then they went back to playing and moving on with their lives.

So my first competition went well. Really really well. I hoped to finish in the top half (25 teams were there). I finish top 10 and was in 5th place for two events? Awesome. I had so much fun. I surprised the shit out of myself.  I had never done more than one workout in a day - but now I know I can survive three!

What's next? Keep on keepin on. Hoping to get a 4some together for a Superfit in Delaware. Oh, and conquer the world of course!

Workout 3. That kettle bell was a beast

Workout 2: deadlift

Workout 3: rowin