Sweat Shop Takes First at Brethren Throwdown
While we had 5 teams competing locally at the Contra Costa Throwdown in Concord (stay tuned for a recap on that later this week), Helen and I competed at an individual competition at Brethren CrossFit in Morgan Hill this weekend. It was a really fun competition that among other things included a trail run and a workout that involved climbing over an 8-foot wall! With Helen making it to the finals (scores reset, winner takes all!) she got to go head-to-head in a workout with heavy deadlifts, GHD situps, and rope climbs on a significantly higher rope than we have at the Sweat Shop! When the dust had settled Helen finished first overall in the women’s Masters category, (taking home $500 cash prize) and I finished 14th in the men’s Rx’d category. In the current trend of local CrossFit competitions going for bigger venues with “fancier” workouts and exercises, this competition, with it’s simple yet effective workouts, and overwhelmingly positive and supportive competitors and spectators, reminded me of old school CrossFit…easily the most fun I’ve had at a competition in a long time!