Well... so far, so good. I'm in the 800's range of the 1400 scores submitted for the NW region. I'm sure by the time all scores are collected tomorrow -- I'll be somewhere in the lower end of the middle. Since I've only been doing CrossFit for a little over 10 months and burpees make me want to die-- I'll take it.
13.1 looks like this:
AMRAP 17 minutes
40 burpees (standard is to hit a target 6" above your fully outstretched arms)
30 45lb snatches
30 75lb snatches
30 100lb snatches
125lb snatches - as many as possible in remaining time
I got 113. Tara got 120. Watch your back Tara -- I'm coming for you next time. :)
I may have had the capacity to do better if I wouldn't have gone out drinking last night. I agree that it was maybe not the best competitive decision that I've ever made. But it was the SAM Remix and it was SO MUCH FUN. This is exhibit A of how much fun I had:
|Just because you put a hand crafted fascinator on your head does not mean you look like Kate Middleton. Hard lesson learned at the SAM Remix.|
I love getting out and doing new things and the SAM Remix was one of those things. They turn the Seattle Art Museum into what is essentially - a giant dance club. With art. And burlesque dancers. It was AWESOME.
Back on a CrossFit note - today was one of those days where I once again remembered how much I love the people I work out with. There are 9 of us signed up for the open and there was a ridiculous amount of cheering, sweating and hugging (for the record... sweaty hugs are the best... thanks Jess!).
Considering I can barely lift my arms over my head - I've decided to spend the evening 'in'. I thought I'd also start the project that I've been waiting on for a couple of weeks: homemade vanilla extract. Turns out I seriously overestimated how long it was going to take and my project evening was over in exactly 5 minutes. Whoops. Guess that means there is more time for wine.
Homemade vanilla extract is maybe the most simple thing to put together. Here are my ingredients/materials. Please note there are three. THREE.
|I'm excited for the cookies I'm going to make with this already. Only six months to wait.|
They tell me patience is a virtue. Hm. We shall see.
I ordered my vanilla beans online. I wonder what the mailman thought when I received a package from 'Specialty Mushrooms and More'. I know I would totally have judged me. But anyways. They are bourbon madagascar beans and they smell AMAZEBALLS. Simply split the beans, cut them in half (so they fit in a 4 oz bottle) and fill with the liquor of your choice. The extract you buy at the store is almost always made with vodka, so I chose bourbon to complement the bourbon beans. (Yes... I probably could have gone classier than Jim Beam -- but this is what I had. Stop judging. My liquor cabinet is full of random things -- and the irony is that I rarely drink anything but beer or wine.) You then put the bottle in a dark area - shaking occasionally to mix - and leave it for one to six months. I figure at the end of the open (five weeks), I'll give it a try. So easy and I feel like Martha freaking Stewart.
See... homey AND strong. How exactly is it that I'm single? I'm a total catch. Duh.