So, I know I already posted about this, but I’m going to count my 13.1 WOD as an actual day of Crossfit! I’ve been spending a lot of time at the gym, but not working out. I’ve been judging instead, so that others could get their scores in! I love volunteering at my gym, and I love that people kept asking me to judge them. I felt honored that people were requesting me to the point where I had to schedule everyone in! Why me? Not sure..
My inspiration for judging though comes from Helen, my judge at Rex Rumble, my first ever competition, back in September? 2012. She counted for me yes, but she also pushed me, motivated me, encouraged me to keep going, and I didn’t realize that judges could do that!!! I didn’t think they were allowed.
When I went to do my 13.1, my awesome trainer, Tom, also did the same for me. He knows my limits, what I’m capable of, and pushed me without aggravating me. He kept my time, kept me going, and took care of all the thinking that I would’ve been doing otherwise. That’s what a good coach should be, IMO. He completely knows my limits, and where I should be, strength and ability wise. It’s really quite an honor to have such amazing people around me!
In turn.. for my first ever time judging, I opted to do the same with my people. I would yell at them, encourage them, count for them, keep their time for them. I always asked what they preferred, but if they didn’t have a preference, I just did the above. Apparently it was a good thing, because I had people left and right asking me to judge for them!
The list of people I’ve judged for 13.1 (at least those names I can recall, anyway!) includes….
Nate, Tom, Christine, Patrick, Emily, Gina, Chad, Thomas, Tom again, Dezi, Jessica, Mary Lynn.. man I can’t even remember now! Hahaha
|Judging Emily. You can see me doing imaginary shrugs and pulls, willing her to get all her snatches in! 13.1|
I will continue this later, or I’m gonna forget to post it at all!