Deep down, we all love to compete. Even if you say you’re “not competitive” or you don’t keep track of your reps or time during a workout, there is something inside of all of us that makes us want to be better. Whether you’re competing against others, or against the person you were yesterday, you are striving to beat something. This not only brings out your best self, but it helps us to learn important lessons about ourselves and how we approach uncomfortable situations. Competition can be a safe place to learn some amazing lessons.
I was recently lucky enough to compete as in the Masters 35+ Division at the Granite Games. This was my first International Competition. You could say I was pretty excited that I had the opportunity to compete! I knew the competition would be stiff, but I was excited to be a member of group of strong talented ladies!
My experience at Granite was Awesome! – there were PRs, badass moments, athletes picking each other up, laughs, and a lot of hard work put in.
Despite my best efforts, I came in Last Place
Am I happy and excited about coming in last place? No… BUT, winning and placing high isn't everything at a competition.
I don’t care that I came in last place, because it’s not about winning, it’s about competing. It’s about giving everything you have to give when you think you have no more. It’s the drive to make you go faster, do one more rep, run faster or jump higher. It’s a fire you just can’t get in a Class WOD. Anyone who played a sport growing up knows what I mean – practice was never the same as a game. It’s the same with a CrossFit competition.
I am proud to have represented Canuck, and felt the support of everyone at home through your well wishes and messages. Your support gave me the strength to dig a little deeper, and push a little harder........and never give up! I didn't want to let Canuck down...because if I can keep on going, maybe one of my athletes will learn to keep pushing during a class WOD. If I don't stop, maybe you won't either.
Coming in last sucks....i'm not going to lie, but I will learn from this experience, work on my weaknesses and be better....because that is the Canuck Way!!
EMOM x 4 min
1 x 5 @ 60%
1 x 5 @ 65%
1 x 4 @ 70%
1 x 4 @ 75%
Complete For Time:
5 DB Full Snatch (L) (50/35#)
5 DB Full Snatch (R)
(20 min Cap)
100 Hollow Rocks
100 Superman Rocks
Posted on Wed, September 13, 2017
by Sue Ann Van Damme