So our two lovely lady-dragons are off to regionals today. They’ve been preparing for and dissecting the workouts for months now, and finally the day is here. There are actually 33 girls total competing going “individual” because many of the other lady CrossFitters have opted to compete on the regional teams, but those are 33 of the fittest women in the whole of Northern California including several former CrossFit Games Finals athletes. Some of these athletes have the luxury of being able to dedicate significant time and resources to their training, but both Amanda and Jill have had their plates full for quite some time. Amanda not only coaches, but is now part-owner of The Cave, co-runs the gymnastics program, works part time for the state park service, and is going to school to better prepare herself for a career in health care. (Will she be a doctor? nurse? paramedic? physician’s assistant? Yet to be determined.) Jill is only a full time attorney, wife, mother of two young boys, 43 years old, and in the middle of moving. How they both find the time and energy to train the way they do is difficult to comprehend. Both of our ladies have relatively modest expectations, mainly because they are humble girls, but my predictions are that Jill will establish herself solidly in the top 10 during the first workout if not in the top 5 and then she’ll be fighting for one of the top slots, surprised to find herself easily in the top 18 in workout #6. Amanda will have solid performances in the first few workouts, meeting her goals of finishing under the time cap and then she’ll get to crush workout #5. (Sorry, I can’t help myself- I like making predictions. It’s fun!) No matter how they place though, our ladies are bound to have a wonderful experience, meet great people and make new friendships and we are very, very proud of them. Here is the CrossFit Games page with the event times for each day: http://games.crossfit.com/region/northern-california You have to scroll down and click on “Regional Event Details” for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to see the start times for each event. There will be two workouts a day for three days for a total of six brutal regional workouts. Roger and Bryan will be down at the Santa Clara fairgrounds today coaching our ladies and keeping us up to date. Be sure to wish these incredible girls luck in their Games’ endeavors!
These are the WOD’s that Amanda & Jill will be facing over the next 3 days. They should have a blast!