The CrossFit Open has officially come to a close. The last workout made me extremely sore. My triceps and quads are dead. Which is wonderful since we did front squats yesterday. Lovely. Anywho, I finished 312th out of 3,301 women in the Southwest Region. I did my best and tried my hardest for not competing nor caring anymore. Which was way more fun and way less pressure. Especially since there was a can of champagne waiting for me after almost every workout. So I’m honestly happy I did the CF Open. I learned that I definitely don’t want to compete anymore, but that I love hanging out with the people from my gym and cheering them on. And a little in house competition never hurt anymore.
So let’s reviews some of the workouts and how I finished overall with those. Because I know you totally care.
CF OPEN Workout 14.1 - Snatches and double unders, both I love. I got 307 reps which landed me 265th in the region.
CF OPEN Workout 14.2 - Overhead squats and chest to bar pull ups. Whenever chest to bar pull ups are in a workout in our gym, I just do regular pull ups instead. I just want to go fast during the workout, I don’t really care about improving my pull ups. So this worked landed me 172nd in the region, which is super strange to me since I HATE those pull ups and was doing 2 at a time.
CF OPEN Workout 14.3 - Deadlifts and box jumps. Did pretty terrible at this workout. Deadlifts are by far my worst lift, so that weight got heavy reaaaal fast. I finished 1,345 in the region with that workout. Jeez Louise.
CF OPEN Workout 14.4 - The chipper workout. I absolutely loved this workout. Before it started, my goal was to at least get to the muscle ups in hopes of getting just one. Well, thankfully I got 5!! And they were the easiest muscle ups I’ve ever done. I’m pretty sure they’re easier now that I’m 15 pounds lighter than when I was competing. Anywho, I finished 75th in the region with that workout.
CF OPEN Workout 14.5 - The worst workout of them all. Thrusters and burpees over the bar. This workout hurt the entire time. I could barely jump my feet at the end. But I was happy enough how I finished while hating life. I finished 257th in the region.
I’m going to miss the Open bringing everyone together at the gym. We all were there for each other; watching, smiling, drinking, and cheering. One of the super exciting things is one of my good friend and fellow coaches from CrossFit Broadway made it to Regionals!! She’s a stud.
So I think I’m going to start posting more pictures of CF workouts on my instagram. I posted this one below of me doing the last workout and it got more likes than my food. My dog and CF pictures get more likes than an instagram page dedicated to food. What the fudge? Some people have told me to just get a different instagram page purely dedicated to my little Frenchie Jackson. I say no. Because I’m lazy and because he gets quadruple the likes on there. He’s definitely staying. Fact.
- 1 pound halibut (cut into 2 eight ounce pieces)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 tablespoons butter (I used salted Kerrygold butter)
- 1 cooked piece of bacon, finely minced
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- pinch of garlic powder
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place halibut on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice then cover with cayenne pepper and salt and pepper.
- Put in oven to bake for 15-20 minutes, unless fish is flaky.
- While the fish bakes, (cook bacon if needed) mix together butter, bacon, parsley, basil, garlic powder and salt and pepper in a small bowl, using a spoon until well combined.
- Once fish is done, top with butter! And you’re done!