Getting Ready for the Disney Fit Challenge
|May 26, 2014||Posted by Sarah under CrossFit|
My flights are booked, my room is secured and I’m registered for the Disney Fit Challenge! This is going to be my first real CrossFit competition and I am both extremely excited and nervous! Yes, I’ve done a few events for charity, but this is totally different. Those were for fun and it didn’t really matter how long it took me or what place I finished in. This is an actual competition…yikes!
Last week Disney Sports released this new video that went through some of the movements we can expect.
When I registered for the event, I was really debating on what division to register for. The weights in the scaled division are going to be light for me, but even by September I won’t be able to compete in things like pull-ups and rope climbs. Also, now that I see that pistols are in store for Rx…I think I made the right choice. However clean & jerks are my favorite movement and I’m kind of bummed I won’t be doing those 🙁
So now I know a few of the things I really need to focus on for the next few months. I’m getting better with snatches and I’m enjoying them more each time I do them. I’m going to keep practicing and work on my form. I’m going to assume the weights won’t be too heavy so form will be key.
Due to my tight hips, lunge steps are the bane of my existence so seeing those in my division was not a welcome sight. I really need to focus more on stretching those muscles more and getting that mobility back. I also need to get over my fear of box jumps and improve my running speed. I have a lot to do in the next few months…it will be here sooner than I know it.
What do you think of the new information from Disney Sports? Are you competing?