I started my previous post to include this as well, but that took on a life of its own. I had previously scheduled my 14.5 to be done at Peak 360 in Miami, where I had done my Level 1 training but I still wanted to be sure that was all okay. After my yoga class at Bala Vinyasa, I drove over to Peak 360 just to make sure. I talked to one of the coaches, Noah, and he was all helpful and told me the schedule and all that happy stuff. Sweet!!! I wouldn’t be doing my Open wod til Saturday morning.
This took a huge weight off my shoulders.. all I had to do was get up a little early and head down there Saturday. The best part is, I’d be going and hopefully getting back before the madness of Ultra started, so traffic shouldn’t be an issue! The OTHER best part is, April said she’d go with me! Super cool! Having someone there that you know is so much better, especially in a gym that’s not your home gym!
We walked in Saturday morning and I met with Guido, who is the owner and repeat Regionals athlete for the CrossFit Open (he made it again this year, along with Noah!) Congrats, guys! I also saw Peter, who was our Wodapalooza Liason this year. Meaning, he’s the one who’d gather everyone before their heats started. I did my warm ups, and then told Peter I wanted to do 14.5 with him. 🙂 He joked that I’d have finished my entire WOD and he’d be on rep count 15. Noooooo! Come on, Peter! You’re totally gonna beat me!
Well.. we got started, and I basically died for 21 minutes and 23 seconds or whatever it was. I remember at one point I felt like I was either going to puke or black out, and was so so so thankful that we HAD NOT eaten yet. April even said that she saw my face at that exact moment, too. Hah. I didn’t know I had a “I’m about to black out” look, but it was insightful, nonetheless. 🙂 To hear her cheering me on was really freakin cool. It motivated me to keep going. 🙂
|So happy to be done! Guido is cheering on Peter in the background.|
When I finished, Peter was still going. So.. after I dropped to the floor for a minute to catch my breath, I sat up and cheered him on, of course! He was on his set of 9 reps of burpees and thrusters! Awful to see someone else finish and you have to keep going, but I cheered him on, anyway!
It was a great experience. I love knowing that I can drop in to Peak 360 and feel right at home. Having this awesome network of people is just so cool. I know these people from competitions all over the state, and everyone just sticks together. They all cheer you on and motivate you, just like it’s supposed to be! I love my Florida CrossFit family. 🙂 I am so lucky.
|Peter and I in front of the infamous BE wall at Peak360 Miami! So happy 14.5 is over!|
|Guido Trinidad smiling with me after I finished 14.5 at Peak 360.|