2013 North Central Regionas. Complete.

4 Jun

Controlling your destiny.

Do we have full control over the outcome of our lives?

No.

We can’t control every aspect of what happens in our lives. We can only control what we do, how we act, how we respond, how we treat others and how we treat ourselves.  I have written about this before, the thought of being strong enough to have the ability to understand the things we can control and the things we cannot.

This was a huge underlying theme this weekend at the 2013 North Central Regionals.

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Tyler, Frayne, ME, Jenny, Noal, Liberty (left to right)

I am so proud of each and every one of my teammates for the performance they put on this weekend. Their dedication, hard work in training and throughout the WODs and especially the heart they showed, it was truly spectacular.

I also feel proud of what I accomplished. I truly left it all out there, gave it my all, did all I could. Being back on a team was a different feeling, although I grew up playing soccer and having teammates almost my entire life, I had been so used to competing individually as far as Crossfit goes that it took a little adjusting; adjusting in the best way possible.

I remembered that being a part of a team is special. Being on a team means knowing when to take the back seat and let someone else do the work, it means supporting each other through the good and bad times,

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(Lib and Jenny having faith in me that I could hit 145# and them bringing in the big 150#)

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(Noal encouraging and cheering me on)

It means picking up your game when your teammates need you most, it’s giving them a shoulder to lean on when they need you and also allowing them to be the shoulder to lean on when you need it, it also means that you have to be happy with the outcomes because there is only so much you can control.

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I thought it would be so hard to sit and watch my teammate’s bust their butt’s during the guy/girl WODS and not be able to help, make an impact one way or another. Don’t get me wrong, it was hard, but not in the way I thought it would be.  I was nervous, excited, and anxious, but I had faith in them and knew they’d do their absolute best to get the job done.

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When something didn’t quite go our way, I just had to know that I needed to push it that much more when it was my turn.

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It was such a great experiences of growth for me as an athlete and a person. It truly proved that all you can do is your best, the rest will happen as it is supposed to.

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We HANDS DOWN had the most amazing fans. It was so……(so many emotions I can’t pick one) to walk back after finishing a workout and have all of my family, friends, athletes abrupt in cheers. It made me feel like one special lady, thank you.

Warm

Loving

Emotional

Inspiring

Wonderful

Grateful

Proud

Exciting

Those are just a few of the emotions that ran through me as I walked back to the fans. Thank you all so much!

All in all I’d say this weekend was a success. 11th in the North Central Region=top ranked team in Chicago AND Illinois, plus we are also ranked 83rd in the WORLD out of 368 teams-pretty awesome!!

I’d say we did this…

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Hard work does pay off. Way to go TEAM!

Let the training begin for 2014 =)

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