Sunday, June 2, 2013

Running the Valley and Crossfit..OH MY!

The day finally arrived for running my second half!! My first half, the Women's Half, I ended up finishing in 3:22. This time I trained more, ate better and stayed hydrated more. My goal was to finish in under 3 hours, but then I found out about a Crossfit event for my buddy Chaz. THAT. WAS. THE. SAME. DAY! I was pretty bummed thinking that I might have to miss the event and I didn't want to do that. And I couldn't quit the Half Marathon because I had already paid. So, I told my running partner Sherry that we had to finish in 2:45 so I could get to Franklin for the Crossfit WoD. Sherry laughed at me.... ;) The race started at 7am and the Crossfit started at 10am. But I was motivated and totally planned to make it happen. I knew I would be late getting to Franklin, but I was going to be there. We ended up finishing in 2:56! Woot Woot!! And yep, as soon as I crossed the finish line I was off to the car to head to Franklin.

The Crossfit Event was for Chaz to help with moving them to their new home in McMinnville, TN. The WoD was based around the day he went BOOM. Here is the WoD:

5 rds for time:
1 - 100m sprint
8 - push-ups on knees / strict push-ups / handstand push-ups
11 - ABMAT sit-ups / atomic sit-ups / toes-2-bar
22 - walking lunges (each leg) / lunges with med plate / lunges with heavy plate

There were 3 different levels:

Level 1 "Ryann" - Push-ups on knees, ABMAT sit-ups, lunges

Level 2 "Deryn" - Strict push-ups, atomic sit-ups (with 20 / 14# medball), weighted lunges @ 25 / 10#

Level 3 "Jessica" - Handstand push-ups, toes-2-bar, weighted lunges @ 45 / 25#

On 1/22/11, Chaz Allen stepped on an IED. Within 8 mins, the evac chopper arrived and 5 members carried him to safety. Chaz's wife, Jessica, and their two kids, Deryn & Ryann, have been loving him back to health ever since.
Jessica waited on me to arrive so that we could do the "Ryann" at the same time. She totally rocks! ;) Ended up finishing in 26:13! Pretty good considering we have never done CrossFit before.
Here are few pictures from the day....

Me and Sherry after the race!!

From Chaz's Crossfit WoD

I saw this cape at Walmart and had to get it. I updated the "S" ;)

Jess & I doing our lunges.

I think this was at Round 4


Here is a before and after

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