The obnoxious LLLLLAAAAA makes me feel good. It still has not hit me and is very surreal that I am heading to LA for the 2011 Reebok Crossfit Games! This is truly a dream come true and one that I thought would have to wait for another chance. But....fortunately that is not the case. I am also very happy because I am not near peak. The injury took me back a few steps but allows me to build back up and be prepared in 6 weeks for what awaits!
Central East Regional 3rd place finish:
7:31 (2nd Place)
245# Thruster ladder 5th Place tie)
5:13 (14th Place)
19:29 (5th Place)
5:28 (5th Place)
9:36 (4th Place)
These WODs were brutal and I surprised myself in 3 of them. I had been most scared about WOD 3. 21-15-9 Deadlift 315 - Box jump 30". I had done it 4 times and 6:38 was my fastest time. I had told my wife I needed sub 5:30 and if I did that it would put me under 20th place and in a decent spot. But I knew I could only have 1 WOD under 15th place overall in order to be confident in moving on. That happened and here we go.
As for WOD 1 I cant believe I have the 2nd fastest time in the world!
WOD 6 also had me worried when I saw the 1st heat go and put up some blazing times considering my fastest time was 11:27 when I did it and I thought that was fast. So, when I finished and saw 9:36 i was ecstatic!!!
I crossed the finish line of the last WOD thinking, "did I do it? I was looking around for confirmation and I found it.....My wife was jumping up and down screaming....I turned around.....and saw a camera in my face!!!! I stuck my tongue out and said....."I AM GOING TO LA!!!!!!!" I did it!
Unreal.....so unreal....I cannot wait to get to my training. I ran 18:28 this morning and am planning to do Death by 10's later and then begin my training for the Games tomorrow.
I want to thank everyone who came out and supported the event and myself as well as those who followed online. This is a dream come true and I will do everything I can to make everyone proud!!!! THANK YOU ALL! I will keep getting better!!!!!!