I have also had the greatest opportunity I have ever experienced in Crossfit... competing ALONGSIDE my son Brandon at the Kansas City Summer Crush two-person team competition as an Rx division team. I originally signed up to compete there as a master's level individual, but not enough people signed up for masters, so I unexpectedly ended up competing with my son. Brandon was amazing! He not only did phenomenally well at the competition, but he was such a huge encouragement to me, the oldest Rx team competitor there, and gave me a sweet hug and said "Good job, Mom!" after each event. Words cannot adequately describe what a blessing it was to be there with Brandon. To compete with my 18 year old son who I think could have won that thing if he was competing with a gal that was at his level of fitness. But hey, we got 16th place out of 32 Rx teams. And best of all, we had fun!
What's coming up? I get to compete in a Strongman competition with Brandon. No, we are not on a team, but we are doing this together this weekend. I am super nervous! NEVER in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would do anything like this. In this competition, there are 5 events. I don't expect to win, but I do expect to have a blast! Information on this event is HERE.
I'd appreciate your prayers!
I have two more Crossfit events planned this year. One is a 4 person team competition called WOD Wars and the other, God-willing, is a 6 person Master's Division team for the HOA 2013 competition in Springfield, MO.
I am also back in college getting a second bachelors degree with a masters degree in sight as well. I started this week. And I almost didn't do this. Why? Because I received some bad news on my last MRI's. My thoracic MRI was clear. But, my brain MRI and cervical MRI were not. What is my course of action? I WILL NOT get back on MS meds. I WILL NOT be doing high-dose IV steroids. I WILL be stricter with my Paleo eating habits and I WILL increase my intake of natural supplements that promote anti-inflammatory response.
And NO! this bad news was not in my plan. I was completely sideswiped by it. But I will, as my little ankle tattoo says, NEVER GIVE UP! Plus, I have this husband of over 21 years who loves the Lord above all, supports me, believes in me and brings me flowers for no particular special occasion... except that he loves me.
I do have to include that this news initially had me hanging on by a thread for a bit as I was trying to process it all... which made my NEVER GIVE UP tattoo glaringly annoying. But God... He's amazing beyond words. So patient with me...