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My First CrossFit Competition

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Last Saturday I competed in my first CrossFit competition. The competition was held in St. Michael, MN and hosted by EffectUs Athletics.
It was a 2-man, team event and my partner was a coach from the CrossFit Skopos box named Henry
The Fall Brawl consisted of 4 events. Teams completed event 1, followed by a 3 min break, then they did event 2. After about an hour rest this same schedule was repeated of events 3 and 4. 
The events were: Event 1 Partner 1 gets 7 min to establish a 1RPM on Behind the Neck jerk
1 min transition
Partner 2 gets 7 min to establish a 1RPM on Behind the Neck jerk Event 2 15:00 AMRAP
Each partner must complete a full round before switching
10 DB Alternating Arm Snatches (35#)
10 DB Thrusters (35#)
10 DB Box Step-Overs (35#, 24 in box) Event 3 - split into 2 parts
15:00 time cap
2000m for Row time (Event 3.1)
Max 15 ft rope pulls, partners alternate every 30 feet (Event 3.2) (205# sled) Event 4 15:00 time cap
150-120-90-60-30-15 Single Under jump rope
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Happy Halloween 2017

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Halloween 2017 has come and gone. It was pretty cold this year, around 30 degrees. Andrew (11) is in the top picture as the gorilla. He's had that mask for about 2 months, bought it with his own money at Menards. It's pretty hilarious. Izzy (12) is the minion in the bottom picture. She wore a matching outfit with her friend Reagan. Not pictured is Jake (14) because he was at basketball practice.

It is hard to believe how old the kids are now. They were all in different places, running around the neighborhoods with friends. Stephanie stayed home and handed out candy, and I walked around with my pastor and his family. It was nostalgic for me, talking his little boy Bo (almost 3) up the front doors, hearing people comment how cute he is, and picking him up and carrying him when he would ask in the sweetest voice. arms extended up to me, "hold you, hold you." Andrew used to do and say the exact same thing.

I expect in the the next few years the kids will all transition …