CrossFit competition: If you change the WOD, please tell the athletes

Posted: September 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Have you ever seen a dog chained up in a yard go after a squirrel, completely forgetting that he is on a chain that only goes so far? Well, that’s kind of what I looked like today during the fist WOD of the Disney Fitness Challenge.

Why was I stopped dead in my tracks like a dog in a yard on a chain chasing a squirrel. BECAUSE THEY DOUBLED THE WEIGHT IN THE SLED AND DIDN’T TELL US! That’s right. I got to the sled pull assuming that the race organizers were going to stick with the WOD they posted online and also published in a athletes guide. That WOD had us doing a sled pull with #45 – which is a piece of cake.

However, I got to the sled pull in the WOD and took off like a bat out of hell for about 12 feet, then came to a sudden, humiliating stop. The weight has been upped to #90 – a little more tricky to pull, especially on wet grass.

The race organizers also completely changed the second WOD just moments before we started. The pullups and toes to bars were substituted with butterfly sit-ups and renegade rows.

So, I did not exactly have a “magical” day here at the Disney Fitness Challenge despite the efforts of so many Disney employees who kept telling me to have a “magical” day.

Overall, I’ve got to say I had fun and didn’t finish last. I’m second to last. However, I am the oldest. There is just no way I can keep up with those pesky 40 year olds. The only other woman over 50 isn’t competing tomorrow which means – I WIN THE 50+ CATEGORY!!!! Woohoo.

I just have to finish – which means I better get into my compression tights, take an Advil and get to bed.

Sweet dreams of hurdles, axle bars and toes to rings dancing in my head.



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