"Being the best is not about beating everyone else. Its about beating who you were yesterday."

"Being the best is not about beating everyone else. Its about beating who you were yesterday."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fun and must do experiences

Its been a couple weeks since my last blog and there have been some exciting adventures I've taken on. About  two weeks ago me and Vic went to visit some great people and friends Karen and Shane Gibson and their little one Davey, in Abq New Mexico.  We had the best time and they made us feel so welcome. They own Crossfit ABQ and let us lead their awesome 12:00 class. I really enjoyed seeing other great crossfit athletes and how other owners run their box. We went to Sante Fe one of the days and that's where i learned my awesome snow board skills haha. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! Shane's friend Ben who taught me how to snow board said to me after falling a couple times, "Katie you do crossfit, so take advantage of the muscles you have to stay up" Well i definitely took that literally because the next day every part of my body was SO sore, even my biceps! I busted my butt a couple times but for the most part i did really well:) yessssss!! Thanks goodness, bc it was just me and three other guys who knew how to ski pretty well, and i didn't want to be that girl who they had to wait on all the time. I say that was my motivation to stay up on the snow board...and wanting to be better at it than Vic haha.

Ben(my awesome teacher) Shane, and myself

This Saturday i will be running in the surf side half marathon with my friend Ashley Butturini! She had asked me if i wanted to do it with her couple months ago, and i just started training with her last week. yea i know 2 weeks of training is probably not the smartest thing, but i have really surprised myself. So if you don't know, i have always hated running. Even in crossfit, when i see a WOD with running, i roll my eyes and say "UUUUUUHHHH RUNNING!" yea dramatic i know, but I've never been a fan because i always have thought i suck at running. Well i might not be fast, but who said you have to be fast to be a good runner?  I've proven myself i don't suck at running. Last week when i started my training, i did 3 miles on Tuesday, 6 on Thursday, then this past Sunday i jumped in a 10 mile run!!! 10 miles, i couldn't believe it, and i ran the whole thing! Now i don't really recommend having only 5 days of training, but if your dedicated to something that much and have good support, anything is possible! I have changed my attitude on running and i cant wait to complete this half and put that 13.1 sticker on the back of my car;)
Big shout out to all my running buddies that have given me the confidence to run a half marathon:
Lulu ladies: Amy, Sam, Emily, Nikki, and Ashley. My co-worker, friend, WOD buddy Shelby aka Shelbster

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

165lb OHS wha what!

Okay, so i never praise myself for my successes/accomplishments in my training with crossfit. I don't like it, it makes me feel uncomfortable, and i definitely don't want to come across as bragging because that's not what crossfit is about for me. Well, after today's workout and reading Lindsey Smith's blog last week, crossfitchron.blogspot.com, i decided to share my excitement. Today after my 4:00 class i put on my oly shoes and did CROSSFIT main site WOD which was 7 sets of 1 OHS (over head squats). I wasn't really sure what weight to start with because i haven't done strength work on OHS in a while. I started at 95lbs to warm up, it felt pretty good so i decided to start my first rep at 105lb. I went up by ten pounds every rep. I got to my sixth rep and completed a 155lb OHS!! I couldn't believe i got that! What! 155 pounds over my head, and it felt good too! So i put on another ten pounds for my last rep....165lb, more than my body weight! It discouraged me at first, but i thought about what Vic has always told me, "your alot stronger than you think" I kept on saying to myself, "you can do this, you can this, you are strong" I was focused and determined and i freaking got it!!!!! 165 pound OHS, YEA BABY!!! I was so pumped, i mean wouldn't you be!?!? I immediately sent Vic a text. I believe the exact words were, "I FU#$ING got 165 OHS" haha, yes i threw the F bomb in there, but only because i was sooooo freaking excited and the F bomb, in my opinion, is the only word that really explains your feelings, ya know what i mean?  So thank you Lindsey for writing that blog and reminding me that its okay to praise your accomplishments every now and then. GO 165lbs! I'm going to give this blog post a thumbs up around the board.

This is a client and friend of mine, Kelly Crabb who sent me a pic of her
giving me a thumbs up bc she knows how much i love them