Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Don't Judge Me!

Well, I guess it's been a while since my last post. I've been completely swept up in the ridiculousness that is the end of my summer semester in nursing school, but now that that's over (and yes I passed everything!) I have a bit of a break (12 days) till I have to get back to it!

This past Saturday my home gym, CrossFit Katy, hosted its first CrossFit Competition ever and it was an amazingly huge success! We had 112 competitors in 4 different divisions who competed in 2 great workouts. For the first time, my role in a competition was not amongst my fellow athletes sweating and grunting and fighting it out for the podium, my role instead consisted of a stopwatch, a clipboard, and my best "coach" attitude that I could muster. For this competition, I was among one of 12 awesome judges who spent the whole day timing and cheering on our fellow CrossFitters as they struggled through some tough WOD's in some even tougher heat! It was a very different experience to say the least. I can't say that I was not nervous at the beginning of the day. This was my first experience judging and I was deathly afraid that I was going to make some horrible mistake that might cost one of my competitors their chance to win. Ok so maybe I was being a bit dramatic in my head, but judges have a huge responsibility and I was not going to take it lightly. Needless to say, I did not make any horrible mistakes and I did not cost anyone valuable seconds that were the difference between placing and not go me! :-) Overall, it was an amazing experience and I'm extremely proud to have been a part of it. All of the athletes did an amazing job, but there's a few shout-outs that I have to make for my people at CF Katy!

Leigh Severin--Way to rock out your first competition! You absolutely killed the second workout!

Candace Rusk--Wish you weren't leaving us girl! Awesome job taking the #8 spot.

Anna Briner--WOW! You are one amazing momma! You inspire me everyday. Top Ten Baby!

Stefanie Guarisco--You make me smile every time I see you in the gym! Great job this weekend. Way to fight through those deadlifts!

Robin Waak--You've worked so hard to come back and you're doing an amazing job! Way to keep fighting girl!

Jennie Smith--Amazing job! Your attitude is infectious and I love having you in my CrossFit family!

Tracy Rutherford--You work so hard everytime you set foot into the gym and this weekend proves that!

Michele Love--I am so glad you became a part of CrossFit Katy. Your hard work and energy pushes all of us girls to do our best...just like you! Can't wait to see you in more competitions in the future.

Lisa Eymard--So proud of you for pushing through even though your shoulder had set your training have no limits!

Teresa Self--Way to push it in WOD one! That box doesn't stand a chance next time cause you're gonna crush it!

Lezlie Reeves--Who says little girls can't lift big weights! Way to rock the standard division and fight through those last deadlifts!

Alicia Alonso--Moving forward with so so so much potential. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Brittani Briner---I am so so so proud of you! You have been working so hard and pushing yourself every day! You push me to be better every day and I am so thankful that I get to workout with you. To be the best, train with the best and that's what I get to do! Congrats girl, you completely deserved the win! I can't wait to see what you do in the future!

And last but not least...
Neal--You did an amazing job! You have so much passion for what you do and it showed this past weekend. You ran an amazing competition....I don't think it could have been done better. You worked so hard and I am so proud of you. I am so grateful that you brought CrossFit to Katy. You are changing lives every day and each and every one of us love you for it!


  1. Thanks for all the encouragement not only at the competition but in the box as well! Congrats on your test and enjoy your short break. You are in the home stretch!

  2. Leah, you hold a tender spot in my heart for what you've done with my baby girl. Thank you so much, and Neal too, for all the support and encouragement you provide us. And YEAH!!! on the tests! It's all good from here!! Anna