CrossFit Games Weekend

Well that post went up a little before I had planned!


In the evening, Dana took me on a date to see Paper Towns.  I have to admit I was a little disappointed in the movie, but it was still entertaining and I always enjoy a good date night!

We were on the fence all evening about going on a hike Saturday with a coworker of mine.  Unfortunately for him, we backed out as we knew we had lots on the go on Saturday.  We watched some CrossFit Games highlights before bed and then slept like babes after the busy week.


We read Coach Emily’s raw Games update on the Blonyx blog before heading to Sunalta.  Notably, the post has since been removed since yesterday.  Perhaps it was a little too honest?  I don’t blame Em for what she said in her interview – the Friday Games’ workouts were more than borderline crazy, and I wasn’t even in the stadium watching in the LA heat.

Politics aside, here was Saturday’s agenda:

Nancy is another one of those CrossFit benchmark workouts.  The class was the smallest Saturday AM class I’ve ever seen!  Perhaps the small class size was related to Nancy?

The beginning EMOM was almost like a little metcon in itself.  We were all breathing heavy by the end with some sweat dripping.  I used a blue band for all my pull-ups and worked on my double unders.  Couldn’t seem to string any together yesterday though.

Nancy was just… enjoyable.  Seeing as I haven’t done an overhead squat in FOREVER, I loaded 55# on the bar.  Which quickly became 45# after I realized what 55# felt like.  With my ego in check, the metcon was pretty fun.  I finished in 16:45. I think next time I could use 55# as some sets of squats were unbroken. Note to self: next time remember my wrist wraps.

We headed home after some socializing at Sunalta for some lunch and more Games on TV. Dana packed for his work trip and I kept busy around the house.

Around 3:30, we were heading out of the house for my hair appointment for fam photos when Dana’s sister called him to say photos were being rescheduled because of rain. I had to pay for my hair appointment regardless because of lack of notice so we proceeded there anyways and I booked a dinner reservation at Cassis while Dana drove.

My blow out was at Butter Beauty Parlour in Mission. Worth the money! I had a girl named Alex and she was really great.


We headed to Chestermere for family photos to avoid the rain, as the next date that worked for everyone (if we rescheduled) would be in October.  I hope we got some good shots! After, we had our picnic meals at Susan and Ty’s and visited.

I had lots of fun playing with my nephew Kade! Bailey was looking cute as ever in a little summer dress and matching head band.

Uncle Dana and Kade both wear plaid exceptionally well.

From Chestermere, we zipped home for game night at our house with Haley and our cousin Dailyn.

They made me play two games of Settlers of Catan. One is more than enough for me!  Don’t worry, my 11 game losing streak is still going strong.

I have never won at Catan.  It seems doubtful I will ever win.

After the girls left at midnight, I was exhausted!  Again, slept like the dead.


My Sunday has been go-go-go too!  Dana and I watched some CF Games on Youtube while he finished packing, and then I had a quick breakfast and drove Dana to the airport.

From the airport, I drove down to McKenzie Town to visit the infamous Fit Kitchen.  McKenzie Town is not exactly convenient for me, but I figured a little drive was better than cooking all day!

I picked up three lunches and three suppers for the week as I’m only cooking for myself this week.  Everything sounds really tasty!  I love the idea of Fit Kitchen – they cook healthy meals with full nutritional information listed.  Sounds like a simple concept, but it’s hard to find in good ol’ Calgary!  Really great meals for athletes especially.

After a quick stop at Sobey’s for smoothie ingredients, I drove home and quickly threw some leftovers together for lunch.  I enjoyed these while catching up on Games and Em’s successes.  She is doing amazing!  After watching Castro’s announcement of the final event, I decided to get a few chores done… vacuuming, laundry, dusting, cleaning the kitchen, etc.

Now I’m blogging and watching the final event of the Games!  So excited for Emily and hope that it goes well for her!

How was your weekend?


One thought on “CrossFit Games Weekend

  1. Very cute, Kade looks like he loves all the attention his Auntie and Uncle are showing him. Derek and I took Grandpa out for supper and a visit, he didn’t look nearly as thrilled as Kade

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