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The CrossFit games are over and now to set another long-term fitness goal.

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The games were awesome; enough said you had to be there (See the CrossFit games site for full details).So now that the games are over, I had a chance to look up my long-term goals from way back. One of those goals was to eventually compete in a CrossFit event. When I began doing CrossFit, first as a test, then as a full convert, I wrote down a set of goals. One of those was to eventually compete. If you read any of my early posts, I was pretty naïve and figured I’d train for a few months and boom; I’d be ready to compete. Of course things didn’t work out that way, I had long way to go before I could even consider that lofty goal.

The games were awesome; enough said you had to be there (See the CrossFit games site for full details).

So now that the games are over, I had a chance to look up my long-term goals from way back. One of those goals was to eventually compete in a CrossFit event. When I began doing CrossFit, first as a test, then as a full convert, I wrote down a set of goals. One of those was to eventually compete. If you read any of my early posts, I was pretty naïve and figured I’d train for a few months and boom; I’d be ready to compete. Of course things didn’t work out that way, I had long way to go before I could even consider that lofty goal.





So I made other short-term goals that would get me ready to compete sometime in the future. One of which was to lose a lot of weight, which I did (See my Paleo goal). After a year of training and my serious drop in weight I was ready to finally start pushing toward my competition goal. But first I wanted attend the games and see if I was really up to the challenge. To compete I would need to step up my training and work on technique big time, which meant I would need a coach. I would need someone to track my progress, make suggestions and to push me when I needed pushing. This got me thinking about my options. The entire drive back from the games I ran over those options and figured there was only one way this would work, I needed Mayra as my coach.

 

I was pretty nervous asking her to get involved and had to go about it the right way. I tend to get involved with a lot of projects and Mayra is very supportive, but adding this to my already tight schedule might end the supportive streak. Plus this project would involve her in a major way.


So I mentally got my speech ready and after letting the dust settle from our previous weekend, I asked her to be my coach. I explained that a lot of successful CrossFit athletes make CrossFit a family affair and that while she is no CrossFit expert she can learn. Plus she has no problem keeping me on track, she gives a 110% on everything she does and her eight years in the Army as a Sergeant would come in handy. Heck I explained that the comments I’ve received over the years from her former “Soldiers” gave me the impression that she pushed them hard and didn’t take no for an answer. These attributes made her perfect for the job and would be exactly what I need. She was a little apprehensive at first, mainly because of the amount of time and dedication it would take. She gave it a little thought and told me she’d do some research before making her decision. True to form she started her research and by the next day she had a list of workouts that I needed help on, several lifting courses that we “Both” would need to attend and a bunch of Paleo and supplement sites open on the laptop, for my diet. This research went on for a couple days before she finally said she would do it. Excited I asked her when we would officially start and she said next Monday (August 8), she said she is still doing more research and needed a little more time to get ready for her coaching duties. So I guess it’s official, I have a coach and will begin training for the CrossFit games next Monday. I’m a little nervous though because if last nights workout is anything like what I’ll have endure in the future, I know I’m in for some serious punishment.

 

Oh, I also plan on filming and photographing my progress for the blog.

 

Anyway wish me luck, I’ll need it.

 

See you in the hills.

 

Lance

 

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