Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I'M GOING TO NATIONALS!!!! / 2013 PWA Senior Open

Team Catalyst Ladies!

Last week I competed in the 2013 PWA Senior Open Olympic Weightlifting Competition, hosted by Hassel Free Barbell Club in San Francisco.  This was the last meet to qualify for the 2013 Senior Nationals in Ohio.

Although I did the Redwood Empire competition last year, I would consider this meet my first real weightlifting competition.  Last year I really had no idea what was going on.  This year I'm part of the Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Team and as a result, I also had access to a full, dedicated coaching staff and support crew.  The team camaraderie and spirit is superb and more than one can hope for!

My goal for the meet was to qualify for Nationals.  I exceeded my goal by qualifying for the A session at Nationals!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Uniter Barbell / CrossFit SOMA

United Barbell / CrossFit SOMA

I've been commuting to SF quite often recently for work.  If I'm going to be up there for at least half the day for work, I might as well stay up there for the rest of the day, work from my favorite coffee shop, and check out a new CrossFit gym.

I decided to drop in at United Barbell / CrossFit SOMA since it was closest to the train station.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

TJ's Gym - Novato / CrossFit Novato

TJ's Gym - Novato / CrossFit Novato

On our way up to the CrossFit Games - Northern California Regionals, we stopped at TJ's Gym - Novato / CrossFit Novato, one of their four locations in Marin County.  Hey, gotta get some exercise in before watching people exercise all weekend!

A few years later, I also visited TJ's Gym - San Rafael.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

CrossFit Games 2013 - Northern California Regionals

2013 CrossFit Games - NorCal Regionals

In February, CrossFitters all over the world participated in the CrossFit Games Open.  The top 45 men and women, and the top 30 teams per region are invited to compete at Regionals.  The top three athletes from each division and the top 3 teams are then invited to compete in the CrossFit Games in LA.