WOD: Metcon (Time)
Teams of 2
200 Push Up
(Alternate reps as you see fit)
Crossfit has changed my life a huge amount in a small time. I have had the following gym memberships, Supershape, Cardinal, LA Fitness and Anytime fitness over the past 9 years and I decided I needed to start getting back into shape and was thinking about another gym membership. I remember sitting at my desk at work and Googling “crossfit” and it show me several locations. So naturally I went to the one that was closest, not CFHud, and I remember looking around but no one said anything to me. So I thought on to the next one. I remember walking into Crossfit Hud and was amazed at what I saw. Everyone was doing this group workout that I had never seen before, running around doing the same thing, the music was up loud and the place was alive. After a few minutes of watching the organized chaos I left thinking I would check in to it a little more. As I was walking in the parking lot I was approached by a member of the Hud, Hanley, and he said he saw me in there and asked if I had any questions. The fact alone that he chased me down in the parking lot to see if I was interested was enough to sell me. I knew I was in the right place. I remember having to go through “elements” and I was thinking, why I know how to work out and I was never more wrong. During the first few months when everything was extremely new to me I was sore in places I did not know I had places and I loved it.
It’s more than a gym, it’s a community. I remember struggling to do one 10lbs weighted pull up and the whole class was cheering me on, I made it by the way. Everyone cheers one another on; it is like having a dozen workout partners who want to see you succeed. When you do everything together as a team it helps, and is motivating. I was a little nervous at trying this at the age of 45 but we have a lot of members my age which was reassuring. And we have some pretty bad ass 40 plus members here and one day I want to be one of them.
I am really proud of the Paleo Challenge. I lost 17 lbs in 30 days at the age of 45. I can honestly say I could not have seen doing that under any other circumstance. Not only did I shed the weight, I added almost 100 reps to my post performance test and it was a blast.
I plan to continue to go to the 6am class, almost every morning, I love starting my day off that way. I would say the best part of my day is when the WOD is over and I am, sweating, gasping for air and cursing myself in my head for putting myself through this. I get to work and people ask me about my work out that I did that morning. I’m not sure if they are really interested but they know I am going to tell them about it anyway. I tell everyone I can they should look into joining a crossfit community. When Flat 12 is donating beer for the CrossFit Open you have got to be in the right place. Where else can you bust your but in a gym then turn around, open the refrigerator and grab a beer and hang out with the fellow participants?
I remember on several occasions sitting at the Stacked Pickle with a dozen or so members of the Hud and thinking to myself this would never happen at a regular gym. Most people probably do not know the names of 10 people at their local gym, let alone want to hang out with them after work. I look forward to seeing and hanging out with my new friends. Oh and learning double-unders and eventually muscle ups.
Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Indiana
7400 W. 56th Street (DO NOT USE the north gate, use the main/south gate of the park)
Please note that park gate fees will be collected upon entry into the park.
Race Field: Limited to 600 runners
Race Start/Chip Timing:
You will be seeded into your start corral based on the estimated Lap Time (6.55 Mile Lap) you provide during the registration process. All distances will be combined for the start. For top runners that may be eligible for corral A, we may require proof of time based on past race experience. This will be a chip timed start, your time will start when you cross the line.
Note: There is a good distance to the hole shot at the start, in addition, only the first 800 meters of the course are tight single-track trails. After that it’s mostly wider doubletrack type dirt and gravel trails.
Light required: Headlamp or flashlight is required during this race
Swag: All entries will receive a short sleeve race shirt if registered by midnight, June 12th
Facilities: Park bathrooms and portables
The 6.55 mile loop is nearly all single track trail, 1 lap for the Quarter, 2 for Half and 4 for the Full Marathon. This course design allows us to see the runners more frequently and contain the safety and security of the runners more effectively.