Sunday, October 17, 2010

Barbells for Boobs!

Yesterday, Neal and I traveled over to Bayou City CrossFit to participate in Barbells for Boobs, a fundraising event for Mammograms in Action. The workout was Amazing "Grace" which, for anybody not in the CrossFit community, is 30 clean and jerks at 95 lbs (for standard girls) for time. The event was great and ran so smoothly. In true CrossFit fashion, there were multiple categories so everyone could participate no matter what your level of fitness and I was inspired, as always, by the strength and determination of all the athletes participating especially the beginners. I had gone into the workout knowing that my best Grace time was 3:05 so I had decided to shoot for a sub-three minute Grace. It's amazing what the energy of a good crowd of CrossFitters can do for an athlete because I flew threw the first 15 clean and jerks and ended up finishing with a time of 2:23! Neal was in the 3rd heat so I got to watch him tackle Grace after my round was up. The last time he had done Grace, he got a time of 3:12 so he was also going for a sub-three minute time. The clock started and he did awesome, finishing his 30 clean and jerks in 2:44! All in all it was another awesome Saturday of weekend...the CrossFit Beaumont Showdown!