Saturday I got up at 3 to get ready to go to a Cross Fit Competition in NH. Since I know NOTHING about Cross Fit it is a good thing it was my son competing. My husband and I picked him up about 4 and we were on our way. Jameson tried to fill us in as to what would be happening. Part of the reason I wanted to go was to learn more about this thing that my son is so passionate about. My # 1 reason was to support him but so much wanted to have a clue when he talks about it. Jameson was home sick the day before including the lovely vomiting bit so he wasn't at his best. There was some debate about not going but in the end he decided he had paid and he'd give it a whirl.
A lot of people from his gym (box) were also going. This competition was for first timers but as so often happens people entered who had been in many and walked away with some prize money they didn't deserve. Sad. Jameson's first event involved riding a bike that he said was very difficult. It was short but intense. They then lifted 115 pounds multiple times and then did a certain number of burpees. If I misspell things don't be surprised. My husband thought Jameson should get extra credit as he had to lift so much higher than all those short guys! All things had a time limit. Jameson did make the time limit in this one. Unfortunately there was only one other guy in his heat so not a lot of energy to feed off. I was certainly impressed. I had no idea how strong he was.
For his next event he had to lift again (He was disappointed to do the same thing again. He said there are many things they could have chosen rather than repeating) and jump up on this box many many times. I CANNOT IMAGINE. This was tougher for many people for sure.
Love his shoes!
The rowing event was last and this is what he did best at and naturally it was his favorite.
Then it was time for a LONG drive home. We had noticed it snowing hard and there was a lot of heavy wet snow on the road. My husband was driving and it was nasty. Southern NH was a mess. Heard later there were over 50 accidents. The interstate was bumper to bumper and we were going 20 mph. Saw a car on it's side. So that slowed us down more than a little until we got back to Vermont with no snow. Crazy.
I actually can't wait to go watch this again. I would like it to be closer to home but..... I was very proud of my son and what he can do. Amazed actually!
Sunday I got out for that run I've been wanting to do. I did the same route as I did a couple of weeks ago with a little tacked on. Next weekend I hope to do 9 so I'll throw a little more yet on. It was not too cold and snowing lightly. My kind of weather. I didn't take as many pictures as last time but here are a couple.
My new favorite road...
Close to home....
Having a great run!