My Year in WODing: 2016

With New Years Eve just one day away, it’s truly time to wrap up the year. In case you missed it, I shared my most popular posts and recipes of 2016 here so check those out too.  Today we’re expanding on the fitness section of that post with a Year in WODing. For the past few years, I’ve shared a “Year in Running” post, recapping my best races and running experiences of each year.  If you’re interested, you can find those posts here, here and here. My loyal readers will know I don’t have much to recap on the running front this year, as I haven’t been running much at all.  So instead, here we have 2016: My Year in WODing.

Best Crossfit experience? Hands down, the Flex on the Beach team competition. It was a beautiful day full of fitness, I had such a great time with my team and a clean PR didn’t hurt!

Clean PR

Favorite WOD? It’s hard to pick a favorite, but the most memorable for me was Open Workout 16.2.  It’s fun to look back now and see how far I’ve come since then too!

Favorite movement? The clean. I can’t believe I just typed that, but it’s true.  Check out this IG video of my latest PR and stay tuned for even more progress!

Best new piece of gear?  Again Faster Jump Rope. I struggled for a long time with my fancy schmancy Rx Speed rope that turned out to just be too speedy for me.  I’m not exactly the double-under queen yet, but I’m getting there with my new rope.

Credit: @hai_intensity

Credit: @hai_intensity

Best piece of advice you received. “Drop under the bar.”-Coach Alex at CrossFit Smithtown.  Something clicked for me in both my cleans and snatches when she said this one day during our Olympic Lifting class. I was too focused on pulling or pressing the bar up and that one cue helped me learn to drop faster underneath.  

Most inspirational athlete.  My friend Jenn at CF Smithtown, who worked out throughout her entire pregnancy (her water literally broke at the gym) and has made an awesome comeback after having her baby girl. Bigtime (eventual) #pregnancygoals AND #momgoals!

If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be? Progress, not perfection.