Those are the three stages of the Crossfit Open so far! (Anyone else? Just me?)
Anxiety — Experienced prior to workout starting. Symptoms include: Pit in stomach, worrying all day, clammy hands, lots of ear
Death — Experienced during workout. Symptoms include: extreme sweating, fatigue, and possible vomiting
EXCITEMENT — Experienced after workout. Symptoms include: Happiness, extreme elation, and the desire to do it again!
How’d it really go?
I did 17.1 and I didn’t die!
I’m not going to lie — it was rough. Anyone who did it knows this. I didn’t finish all the movements before the time cap (20 mins seems like forever, but it really isn’t). I could’ve finished the workout entirely – but I would’ve needed a few more minutes (maybe 5-8 mins more depending on how many times I felt the urge to totally vomit).
I made it through to 12 of the 50 dumbbell snatches before time was called — but I did do it with a 25lb dumbbell (since my gym didn’t have any 20lb dumbbells yet) — so there’s that as a bonus.
Those darn burpees though!
How did you do on 17.1?
I double dog dare you to try this and let me know how you did!