Good times with CrossFit 781!
Reebok CrossFit One is basically a CrossFit mecca. It’s a 5,000 square-foot facility (twice the size of CrossFit 781), which is surrounded by playing fields and outdoor space. It’s pretty amazing, and we were all excited to be there and workout in such a nice space.
Our group arrived about an hour before the event officially started, so we had plenty of time to register and warm-up before the workout. During this time, I also caused quite the commotion by knocking over about twenty PVC pipes and making a huge mess. People stared. I turned bright red with embarrassment. You can’t bring me anywhere.
At the start of the event, the folks from CrossFit ONE welcomed and thanked everyone for coming, and then briefly explained the rules and regulations for the Burpees and how the counting would work with a partner and score sheet.
About five minutes later, it was my turn to participate in the first heat of the WOD. (There were three heats all together.) I was pretty nervous, so I figured I should just get it over with as soon as possible.
3… 2… 1…GO!
I was pretty sore from the previous day’s attempt at Burpees, so I wasn’t sure how I’d feel on my second try, but I wanted to give it another go because I had so many “no-reps” (no repetitions), and I knew I could get them. Mal said I didn’t look as strong as I did the day before, but he could see just how badly I wanted each and every one of those Burpees. I didn’t let myself stop, and I obsessively made sure to touch the ring with both hands every.single.time.
My pace started to slow around 65 or so, but as soon as the last 90 seconds approached, I cranked out as many Burpees as I could until the buzzer sounded.
Annnnddd… I did 96 Burpees in 7 minutes! HOORAY!
I was so happy, but so exhausted! Burpees are no joke!
The second heat included Kim and Mal.
Kim busted out 66 Burpees! Mal didn’t do as many as he did the day before, but he’s gunning to beat his score tomorrow at open gym.
The last heat was Will, Robo, and Kayla.
CrossFit 781 guttin’ in out!
They all did a great job. Both guys did 99 Burpees and Kayla rocked 50, which was 3 more than she did the first time! Woot! I’m so proud of everyone!
Once everyone completed the WOD, we enjoyed a delicious (and Paleo-friendly) buffet dinner with lots of brightly-colored salads, marinated and roasted veggies, pulled pork, veggie burgers, and “meat on a stick” (according to Mal).
It was really good food!
My plate + a beer:
After dinner, we had a little fun playing on all of the fun equipment at CrossFit ONE.
Monkey Bar race?
CrossFit = playtime.
Thanks for a fun event, CrossFit ONE! See you again soon!