Since we have moved to Omaha, we now have access to multiple CrossFit boxes. It’s so nice to be in a city again!
I was quite anxious [read: nervous] going into my first official CrossFit box.
I have high expectations going into any athletic situation and feel like I should conquer it.
But, that’s the humbling beauty of CrossFit. No matter how in shape you feel, the prescribed WOD’s will break you down.
Before our intro workout, we saw Stacie training. She is competing in The Games next week!
|North Central Regional|
|From The CrossFit Games site. Nebraska athletes Phil, Kyle & Stacie|
Coach and I have been following many of the WOD’s while we were in Pullman. Examples here, here & here.
But, there is something wholly motivating about a group environment and an actual coach to direct you.
Addi was our instructor; she rocked. Very patient and thorough with explanations of movements.
We went through a dynamic warm-up then tackled box jump variations, ball slams, prowler pushes, push-ups, and single arm overhead head walking lunges with a pood (Russian term for kettle bell weight). Coach did a full pood, mine was 12 kg.
How can we be smoked after 5 minutes?! We got through +2x and were sweaty beasts.
This Sunday, we will head back to CrossFitOmaha to watch teams from Lincoln, Omaha, & Kansas City compete as part of a travel fundraiser for the Nebraska athletes listed above.
Should be a nice lead-in to The CrossFit Games which begin on Friday, July 13th on ESPN3.