Update from the West

29
May

Update from the West

Day 2 is done! Phewf!

After the snatch workout was done this morning, we came back to the hotel to relax. We all fell asleep and it was amazing! We knew the first heat started at 2pm, so we got there at 1:45 (we thought we were in the same heat as the morning, but nope, they changed it so I was in the first!)

So without warming up, I ripped my sweater and pants off, did a few squats and pullups, and began the suck-fest.

My plan going into the 4 rounds of 35 walls balls and 20 pullups was to do the wall balls unbroken. The altitude changed my plan after round 1. I managed the first round completely unbroken, but then the wall balls started to suck the life out of me. The pullups felt awesome and only had to really break them up in the last round.

Finished the workout in 12:18, so I’m happy with my results. Oh, and I had a water bottle all set up before the workout, but someone else took it. My mouth was so dry, I needed water. There was a sink in the main room, so I ran over and took a mouthful straight from the tap. Mmmm.

The altitude hit Sonia really hard. She was dizzy before she even started. She needed to break everything up at the beginning, but fought hard to get through it. With all the people they have jammed into that small space, there is really no air.

Not many of the women finished the event in the 15 minute time cap. Sonia finished at the beginning of the 4th round with 4 or 5 wall balls. She was disappointed, but she got farther than a lot of other women.

So that’s it for today. We went out to eat at Moxie’s and we’re stretching now at the hotel. It’s going to be an early night.

Thanks again for all the great comments!! Love you all!!

32 Responses

  1. Pierre

    Happy to hear from you guys!!! I was looking at the Cf games all the times to get you scoring!

    Still waiting on Sonia scoring!

    Keep up the good work guys!

    Don’t forget to enjoy your trip there too!!

  2. Marc H.

    Both of you are warriors. Stay strong and give it all you got. Super happy for both of you. You’re pumping me up 😀

  3. Gabrielle

    Way to go Sonia and Kevin!!! This altitude stuff seems pretty shity 🙁 On the other hand you guys are doing great and getting some great experience for next year 🙂 we’re all thinking of you lots!

  4. Gillyon

    I love your updates…they get me a bit teary eyed. We are so proud of you guys! Fight hard through todays WODs. GO KEVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO SONIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Janine- Cft Bathurst

    Atta work Kevin and Sonia! Spoke with Jodi last night who gave me some insider scoop. Looks like the altitude is playing a big part. You guys are doing great, keep it up, fight through it. Go get’em today!

  6. Chantal F

    Keep it up guys! What the mind believes, the body achieves! And we ALL believe in you!!! It’s already been a great accomplishment!!! Go Kevin!!! Go Sonia!!!

  7. Heather (Mum)

    Can’t or should I say unable to stop getting tears in my eyes. Good luck today. We are all thinking of you.

  8. Marcel

    Kevin and Sonia keep a positive mind set, remember all you can control is how you react to a bad situation. Chin up and keep fighting!

      1. Gabrielle

        Saw it today when I put in my vote for you 🙂 I didn’t recognize you right away – I had to check the list of candidates twice. It really does look nice – I’m sure others will say the same.

  9. Marc H.

    Good time Kevin 13:59 on the last WOD. You should be really proud of yourself. 😀 Finish in style Sonia 😉

    1. Marc H.

      16:05 for Sonia. Good job to both of you again. You made CF Moncton really proud. Go to the restaurant and pig out 😀 See ya at the gym

  10. Gabrielle

    OMG Kevin and Sonia!!! What strong finishes! So proud of you!! I wish I could have been there to cheer you on in person. Hopefully next year the regionals will be in this end of the country so we can be there with you. Congratulations!!!

  11. Tracy

    You guys are incredible!!! I wasn’t worried a bit, I knew you two would show ’em how it was done…Congratulations 😉

  12. sonya

    I was away and it was all I could do not to brake into someones house and log on!!! Home now and just got done reading everything. Be proud of yourselves Sonia and Kevin…we are! The altitude must be your worse enemy and no way to train for that but you guys are so nuts and push yourself beyond your max and we look up to you both for that. Kick some royal ass…memories are for a lifetime. Cant wait to hear it in person…hope you wont get sick of filling us all in. lol

  13. Marcel

    Excellent finish to what I am sure has been a grueling competition. Congrats Kevin and Sonia we are all very proud of you.

  14. Joanna

    Ok..so…here’s a few of my thoughts from this weekend.
    First..we have the best crossfit gym community out there. The support you guys give is amazing and I know it means the world to Kevin and Sonia. They could hear you cheering them on all the way. I wish you could have all been here to see these guys stand shoulder to shoulder and compete against the fittest men and women in the country. It was truly inspiring and awesome to watch.

    Sonia…you are an inspiration..and I along with many others I’m sure all want to be a Sonia. We aspire to have your strength, ability and dedication. You did awesome this weekend. You are the best we have and you’ll always be a true example of crossfit.

    Kevin…I love you and I’m so proud of you. You are absolutely the best at what you do. I wouldn’t have missed seeing you compete this weekend for the world. You are my inspiration everyday to do better, to be better and I thank you for everything. It’s incredible to watch you finish a workout..be compeltely exhausted..but stay out there to cheer on the guys that aren’t finished yet. I’m sure they appreciate it and it makes me proud. You are a great coach to everyone..not only those at the gym but anyone who you see needs a push..you’re there to give it to em. I know everyone at the gym loves you and is glad to have you as their coach…I’m lucky enough to have you as part of my life every minute of every day and for that I am truly grateful.

    Congrats on your accomplishments this weekend guys..i’m so happy i was able to be here and be a part of it!

  15. Elissa

    What to say, what to say. For me this weekend made me miss everyone at Crossfit Moncton even worse. Thanks 😛

    Kevin and Sonia,, you guys are crazy intense and I want to be just like you. Going and doing what you did…. Wow!!!
    I’m so happy I got to see what the crossfit games are all about. Intense people coming together and giving all they have and then more!

    I
    love crossfit and I love you all.

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