Team XXX Posts Fastest Time at CrossFit Adventure Challenge

Our kick-ass team: Stephanie Woodruff, Emily Baker, me and Carrie McDonald

I’m sure you’re wondering what this is and how on earth I got myself into it.  Right?

My running buddy and fellow CrossFitter, Steph, and I decided to be part of the 7-week CrossFit Adventure Challenge while running one cold January morning.  It sounded like a good idea — a secret benchmark workout for a team of 3, body composition measurements, nutrition logging and goal setting for changes at the end of 7 weeks.  At the end of the competition, the team with the biggest time improvement on the benchmark workout and biggest change in body composition as a team (most body fat%/inches lost) wins.

Steph recruited another CrossFit friend, Carrie McDonald, to join us and with our trio complete, our team of 3 hottie, CrossFitters — Team Tres Equis (XXX) was born.  Unfortunately by the time of the challenge, Steph couldn’t compete, but it gave us an opportunity to recruit Emily Baker to the team.  Before the challenge even began, I had already gained 2 new friends! 

On Friday night, we finally learned what that challenge was going to be — a combination of 100 thrusters, sprinting with med. balls (twice each), running to Zilker, the rowing dock and Deep Eddy, kayaking (twice!), 50 burpees, 50 in/outs, 50 lunges and 100 swings. 

On Saturday morning, 9 teams showed up for the challenge, including 2 other teams of friends coached by our favorite CrossFit trainer Alex Janss, The Invincibles (Peggy, Susan and Vince) and General’s Triple Threat (Anna, Chris and Dolly.)  It was cold and muddy, but we all cranked out the benchmark workout.  Thanks to my amazing teammates, we finished in 29:18.  (I can admit that on Friday night, we were worried about whether or not we could complete the workout in an hour!)

We couldn’t believe it when we finished and the volunteer coach helping us out told us that we finished first with the fastest time.  We were elated.  Yes, part of the challenge is on how much time you can shave off the workout, but with a team of competitive women, the thought of taking our time or sandbagging a little, just didn’t occur to us.  Like everyone, we were in it to win it.  (Carrie and I decided to reward ourselves with a little Lululemon afterward. : )

So, we’ve decided we’ll have to work even harder on the body composition part of the challenge and have thought of a few ways to cut a little more time out of the workout.  Stay tuned for that when we re-do the challenge on Mar. 27.

I may need your help to keep my diet clean and remain focused on hard training.  I’ve been using My Fit Foods, a healthy meal service, to help me get to a 40/40/20 diet with proper portion sizes and may need to for a while longer.  I figure that by focusing on the body composition part of the challenge, I’ll naturally be getting stronger and better at the challenge workout next time.  I guess that means I’m going to have to remain Diet Coke and alcohol-free for another 7 weeks or so!

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