Gearing up for FiCT

January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

So last year when I was bullied inspired to enter the Fittest in Cape Town competition by my coaches at Cape CrossFit, I didn’t really give it too much thought.

Then came December with it’s chaotic times and debauchery and alas I didn’t manage to do as many crossfit classes as I would have liked. I kept on doing running, hill sprints, burpees (I know… who the f#%! does burpees of their own accord… clearly the brainwashing is working).

So I’m still fit. But FiCT-fit? I dunno so much…

If you don’t have the foggiest about what I’m talking about check the website out here FiCT. Watch the video from last year’s event and see what it’s all about. But if you’re feeling uninspired to do that here it is in a nutshell – it’s a team and individual competition that takes part over a weekend, where teams and individuals compete against each other until there is a winner. Except… and it’s a BIG except…. the actual workouts are not known until the morning of the event.

Crazeee right? Well that’s part of the charm that is crossfit. Gotta be prepared for anything. It could be rope climbing (must remember to pack super-sexy long socks), or rowing, or sled pushing and pulling, or running or burpees (eish) or ALL of the above.  For three rounds. For time.

I know I know… it’s a MOFO of a thing to sign up for. Especially since you don’t really know what kind of pain is heading your way.

So I am in a team with 2 other girls and 3 guys. I think I know one of them. It’s gonna be like a group blind date. But weirder.

So it should be bucket-loads of fun (until I wake up the next day and can only move my eyeballs to ask for water). I just hope that it’s not too hot over that weekend (the 26th and 27th Jan… TWO WEEKS AWAY *silent scream*) or windy. But it’s Cape Town, so the chances are it will be both. Oy vey.

So if you want to see me kitted out in my sweaty best, grinding out reps of madness with a team of people that I haven’t even met yet, then come support! If nothing else I’m a good sport for the point-and-laugh crowd.

Camps Bay High School, January 26 and 27 from 8.30am.

I’ll be the sweaty Ginger Ninja on the field… if you’re REALLY lucky I might even give you a sweaty hug. No promises though… it all depends on the workouts I’ve had to do and whether I can still lift my arms without having to jump first.

3 responses to Gearing up for FiCT

  1. I think I might come and watch this….
    Who doesn’t love watching a bunch of crazy peeps slogging it out….
    Might have to sip on a cocktail will I watch though…It gets hot out there and spectating is a tough sport!

  2. This is final proof that endorphins lead to madness :) Good luck, we’ll be cheering for you all the way.

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