The following is a guest post from Kalimba Edwards, a friend, athlete, firefighter and self proclaimed “everyday soccer mom”.
Her current goal is to attempt one competition every month in 2014. She regularly shares her adventures on her blog Aye Kalimba – the training, the people she meets, the highs and lows, and the lessons learned.
Each month, we will catch up with Kalimba to hear about her progress. This month Kalimba tells us about competing in the Freeze Fest Team Challenge.
This past Saturday, my brother, Josh, and I competed in our first partner CrossFit competition. Overall I was very happy with our performance.
Josh had little over a month to prepare and learned a variety of the movements in the week leading up to the event.
He did awesome and really was the driving force behind our team. At the end of the day we were 37th out of about 60 teams but I wasn’t concerned with the ranking at all.
We won in my eyes because we did 21 pull ups and that was no easy task for us. The lifting events went well, the endurance/conditioning events went okay, and he carried me 50 yards twice so yeah, pretty much badass.
He’s a great partner and having an event to train for makes those 5:30am workouts so much easier.
I also had a great time cheering and hanging with my friends from CrossFit Rigor and TwinTown CrossFit. They are a great group of people and would do 50 more burpee box jumps to joke around with all of them.
When the day came to an end, Josh said he was excited to do another competition soon and I’m game as long as we are partners again.
Will I do another individual CrossFit competition? Probably not anytime soon. I do love CrossFit, but I’d rather use it to train for other events.
Events like, hmmm, boxing. Yeah boxing. March 1st. Unite to Fight at Uppercut Gym. Time to get my Rocky Balboa on!