Just a quick post to commemorate my 1st year as a CrossFitter! I can't believe how far I have come.
When I started, I was using the second biggest band for pullups...now I can do several kipping pullups in a row with no band...and link 3 unassisted dead hang pullups!
I am close to being able to deadlift 1.5 times my body weight. I am stronger and fitter and get compliments on my newfound muscles. I eat more protein, more veggies, and less sugar. I am better at racquetball (my other sport of choice) and love that I can go run 5k races without any specific training. I prioritize my sleep and get better results working out 6-8 hours a week than I got working out 12+ hours a week.
A big thank you to Coach Corey, Coach Allison, and Coach Jared and all my fellow WODers at Mercer Island CrossFit, especially my momma. You guys keep me coming even on the days where I'm crabby, lazy, and unmotivated, and I've never regretted a class!
Here's to Year 2!
If you want to catch up on my CrossFit saga, check out some of my posts from the last year:
November 2011: Review of Mercer Island CrossFit
December: Toys for Tots at Stoneway CrossFit
January 2012: Resolution Revolution at Stoneway CrossFit
February: Death by Kettlebells (One of my all-time most popular posts - people are drawn to death, apparently!)
March: The 2011 CrossFit Open
April/May: I didn't blog because I was so busy...but I went to CrossFit 20 times and also did 17 CrossFit Endurance workouts while training for the Portland Rock N Roll Half Marathon
June: Beating My Dad at Racquetball (Couldn't have done this without my CrossFit foundation!)
July: My New CrossFit Buddy
August: My First RX "Girl" WOD
September: Review of Graham CrossFit
October: The CrossFit Conversion (My guest post at Carrots 'n' Cake!)