Would you drive 16 hours for less than 20 min of work?

I did.  This past weekend I traveled to DC to do a triple wod Saturday with Christy Phillips and Julie Foucher.  The timing was crazy.  According to google maps it should take 6 1/2 hours to get to DC, they don’t account for horendous accidents that add a bagilion hours to your drive.  I made a pit stop at CFWoodbridge on my way into town.  I had to see Dan’s box being that I was that close.

I finally make it to Christy’s and I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit nervous.  I had only met Christy for like 10 min before the Regionals awards ceremony and now I was going to be crashing at her apartment for two days.  I knew we were going to do three wod on Saturday, but I still had no idea what they were.  I just knew i needed to be there.

Saturday we headed to the gym to do the wods in the photo below, you can also see the results.

While I wanted to do well on the wods, I didn’t want break any records or myself.  The main reason I needed to go to DC was to mentally be prepared for The Games.  Having never been there I have about 1,000 fears, stresses, anxieties running through my head.  Woding with Christy and Julie reassured many of those fears that I am going to be just fine in CA.

It was amazing to be able to have frank straight conversations about what it means to qualify for The Games with women that know exactly what you’re going through.  While everyone around me has been completely amazing about supporting me on this journey, it’s not the same.  I hear alot of ‘you got this’, ‘you’re going to crush it’ etc.  But sometimes that’s not what you want to hear.

Needless to say, I drove 16 hours to do less than 20min of work and it was worth every minute!  I feel more prepared and ready for this great challenge.