A retired masters games athlete does CrossFit open 17.1!
17.1 was really fun for me. It is the first time I have done a open WOD since my competitive career with CrossFit started, just for enjoyment. Although I was tempted to push myself to the brink, I chose not. Making a choice like that is very hard for me as in the past I have delivered only one gear. As fast as I can without passing out or injuring myself. Some of you that have read my book know I made a foolish mistake on 25 m sprints. We will not go there right now. Lets just say I am very grateful to be able to do 17.1. I want to elaborate a bit about the 17.1. My goal was to have a steady pace that allowed me to stay unbroken, no resting and to have fun. The only fun I did not have was the last few burpees. My brain told me several times to speed up, but I refused that offer. My brain also told me I was slowing down a few times on the burpees, I then focused on keeping that pace consistent after adding a little speed back. I am very happy with my time and I really mean that! I hope you can take something away from this article that will help you physically or mentally. Also I wish I had faced the camera! Sorry about the backside shots or not lol!!!!
Enjoy the two new recipes I sent out! Today I made the most amazing Vanilla Date Protein Shake which I will share next week. I love making my own food and sharing what I am learning. We planted our tomatoes plants this week in the garden as well as cucumber. Persimmons and pomegranates have become a favorite lately, so we planted four trees, two of each. I mean if you are gonna water something, you better be eating it!
The first book signing I had went well. We had a steady flow. I am working on a book tour now and also getting into the local book stores. My book is now with Barnes and Noble online as well as Amazon. What I love the most is signing and praying over each and everyone of these books that I get to mail out personally. Gives me so much satisfaction in my heart of hearts!