CrossFit Games Open Workout 12.4
12 min AMRAP
150 Wall balls (20#/14#)
90 Double unders
Post number of completed reps to comments.
KCF Athlete Profile – Heather P.
First CrossFit WOD: I think it had thrusters…I might have just done the bar.
First thought after First CrossFit WOD: I am not good enough to hang with this crowd…I must work harder.
Before CrossFit I did: typical gym stuff, running, triathlons.
Favorite CrossFit exercise: I love the long cardio stuff…or the Hero WODS.
Least favorite CrossFit exercise: Snatch..such an awkward move for me. I end up hurting myself b/c my form is terrible with Snatch.
I love Kitsap CrossFit because: I feel a sense of community. I know most peoples’ names and they know mine. People cheer for one another and genuinely care how you are doing. When I see fellow crossfitters in public, we speak to each other…weird I know. At my old gym, people would seem vaguely familiar but I didn’t know anyone well enough to talk to them in public.
Most surprising accomplishment: I am getting stronger every day. I was most surprised the day I deadlifted 205 lbs… I have recently conquered the 20 inch box and double unders.
Short Term Goals: I would love to get a pull up. It is getting in my way of being able to do WODS as prescribed.
Long Term Goals: I have already achieved so much more than I ever thought possible that it is hard for me to set a long term goal. I hope to be able to do more workouts as prescribed by increasing my clean, snatch, and pull ups. I also hope to be able to climb the unknotted rope.
Hobbies: I enjoy being outside running, walking, hiking. I enjoy bike riding and hanging out with my wonderful hubby and kiddos. Our weeks are so scheduled, that I like to relax as much as possible on the weekends. I also love to cook and try new recipes.
Favorite food: Love Thai food and Italian food. I also love Brandi Exharos’ Paleo Brownies…I have made them a few times and we all gobble them up. I am learning how to cook more Paleo friendly options and have been experimenting with new veggies like kale, chard, beets, etc….some are okay…some are NOT!
Freestyle: (share something interesting we haven’t covered) In high school, I went to Spain as a foreign exchange student twice. That experience has really shaped me as a person. I loved exploring a new country, learning language and culture. It was that experience that led me to want to teach Spanish. I work at Vinland as part of the Spanish biliteracy program and I LOVE my job. Being able to speak to kids in Spanish and have them soak it all up is so awesome. They beg for more. Eric and I went to Italy a couple years ago and I can’t wait to travel to Spain again as an adult. I would love to someday get my Ph.D in language studies…after my kids are grown and my body is worn out from Crossfit (then maybe I’ll have time to go back to school). Right now, I live in the present. I enjoy my job, family, and the box!!