Many of us train for the sport of life, we have goals to feel better, be there for our families, look better naked, etc. Along the Fitness Journey it can be a positive experience to bite the bullet and sign up for a competition. Be it a 5k, swim event, Badger Games Sport, rec league sport, or an organized fitness event. We all can benefit from assigning that date in which we will test ourselves and hold ourselves to a higher standard along the way.
The coaches at CFSP are proud of your gainz Cassie, and especially in your celebratory food choices!
CrossFit Stevens Point Competitor
What was your last competition? (Venue, Location, Most fun/challenging moment)
Festivus Games at CrossFit Themis. It was a great day to hang out with our community (you all are my favorite) and support one another. There were so many PR’s that day!
Most challenging moment: trying to breathe through every WOD from a constant dry mouth haha.
Most fun moment: The post comp food, duh! The final WOD was pretty fun. Love me some dumbbell snatches!
What made you decide to compete?
After competing in the teams version of Festivus, I knew I’d enjoy the individual and I love having something that keeps me focused and disciplined. (And, Staci encouraged both Grace and I that we wouldn’t be “novice” for long)
(Lookout Team Festivus… the Peas are making a comeback!)
How did your training change once you registered?
It didn’t change much. I felt like I prepared a lot more for the team one so I was a little nervous about it, but we are prepared for a lot more than we think from the class WODs we do daily thanks to our great coaches and Alex’s programming. There was nothing to be nervous about: I PR’d every event and came out in 4th so that was fun and encouraging!
How has your nutrition/recovery changed after registering and going forward?
I recently started the RP templates and I’m definitely noticing a difference. But what’s most important is my post-comp meal(s), I went all in: pizza, burger, and later stopped for dessert. Post-post comp food included grilled chicken wings, brats, beer dip, and a s’more or two or three. Did I make you (Bill) proud yet? I’m back on track with my templates now though. Nutrition is key and something I’m really passionate about #forgotthetacos.
What was your biggest struggle in preparation?
When I first started to practice the WODs, I had a couple flare ups of injuries that I thought were going to prevent me from competing but the closer the competition got, the more they improved and I was good to go!
I struggled with not being able to hit the weight I knew I was capable of when practicing for the max clean. It was a mindset that needed some shifting… I ended up not only PR’ing, but hitting 10 more pounds than I planned on. It really is in our head sometimes…(and part adrenaline rush ;)) !
What did you find out about yourself in preparation or at your competition?
Well, lets just be honest, I was a little negative in preparation and had to learn to get past somethings and change my attitude. I am thankful for those (looking at you Team Noon30) that call me out on it and push me to get better, inside and outside of the box.
What would you tell someone who is on the fence about competing in a fitness type event?
My advice won’t change: Just do it!! I tried to talk myself out of it all the way up to the first event, but I know what happens when you get outside your comfort zone and those moments are irreplaceable!