Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hostile Takeover 2010
NW CrossFit, winner of the 2009 CrossFit Affiliate Cup, was the host of the Hostile Takeover. In CrossFit fashion, they were as welcoming and respectable as could be. Their box was par for the course, located in an industrial strip mall with garage doors and a funky layout. There was never a smell of competition in the box, only friendly faces, handshakes, smiles and encouragement. After a while though, that smell soon changed to straight B.O..
Dan and Artie and Erin and I were competing with 8 other teams in the couples WOD. There were beasts and manimals competing as individuals. There were also men competing too (the girls from CrossFit Vancouver in B.C. were no less than Amazon females whom migrated north. I was literally afraid of them). The WODs were released to us when we checked in, plus we got a cool Life as Rx shirt too.
I wasn't too sure how I was going to perform before the event. Ironically, I was much more comfortable and confident once I saw the WOD list. "Sheeeet fire LeRoy!" I thought. "This is tic-tac-toe, piece of cake, upside down." Not to take away anything from the trainers at NW CrossFit though. I was just glad there weren't any overhead squats or muscle ups.
It helped to have Erin as our cheerleader too. It also helped to have RT wear her tank top and show off her guns and Dan to sport his abs. I was able to sport my right deltoid and bicep. Some guys were just ripped and solid and I thought to myself "Damn, I just want to look good naked. Enough with all of this high-intensity lifting crap." Okay, so that's not really true. At this point we were all pumped, jacked and fired up ready to rock and roll. I was hydrated all week, loaded up on Endurox, Amino Vital and glutamine, and ready like a horse in the gates.