I was sitting on an airplane that was taking off at 7:10pm Thursday night trying to stream the CrossFit Open announcement. I kept squinting at the blurry objects moving on my screen and for the first time in my life I wanted my flight to take off ten minutes late.

I made it to hear the workout announced before I was ripped from connectivity for two hours. I spent two hours thinking I was never going to be able to do a chest to bar pull-up and that overhead squats make me nervous with my shoulder. About the time we were landing back in Kansas City, I realized that if I didn’t think I could do it, then I was already telling God and the rest of the world that it wasn’t possible. By the time I was walking off the plane, I resolved to have the best 10 reps of 65# overhead squats I had ever done and to spend the rest of the time at least jumping at the pull up bar.

14.2: 3 minutes to complete two rounds of 10 reps overhead squats (65# women), and chest to bar pull-ups. If you finish that, you get another 3 minutes to do two rounds of 12 reps each. Each round goes up by 2 until you can’t finish.

This is a workout I will try again several times in my crossfit journey I’m sure. My 10 reps looked pretty amazing but I hope to be able to do chest to bar pull-ups within the next year or two. It would probably help to be able to do a regular pull-up before reaching for the chest to bar status. 🙂

I’m excited for 14.3!!



The doctor told me I could fly! All I could think about was the song that goes something like  “I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky” haha! I’ve already cleared out my schedule for the next two weeks in anticipation of staying grounded but it will be a nice change of pace.

This also means that I will be skiing in Park City Utah on February 23rd!! WHOOP!

In other news, I went to my first Gospel Community meeting last night. The girls are very nice and we spent several hours talking and getting to know each other over potatoes and veggies. A couple of the girls have gluten allergies (which my mom and brother both have) which will be fun to cook for. There’s a civil engineering masters student, one teacher, a speech pathologist, someone studying to be a speech pathologist, and a graphic designer. Lots of smarts in our group!

In appropriate fashion, I walked in the door wanting to meet people who are already established in the church body and with lots of diversity in relationship status. God has perfect plans and took this opportunity to remind me that I am, in fact, not in charge. These are all single women who have been attending the church for a shorter time than I. This will be a good opportunity to expand my horizons and help people get more involved in the church. It also provides a great opportunity for me to focus on Him and not on finding a “him.”

Well…I’m going to practice my handstand push-ups at home. I’m terrified to try them in front of people at the box in case I fall on my head so I’m going to practice them at home…