Monday, May 4, 2009

Hell's Half Acre

Hell's Half Acre Regional Qualifier. What an experience! CrossFit Central traveled to Ft. Worth on a mission to compete and win and you better believe that was the outcome. Not only did 3 of our athletes place in the top 5 (Carey, Crystal, and Lance), our team of athletes kicked some ass. I loved competing, but I also enjoyed standing in the crowd and listening to other competitors and spectators rave about the CrossFit Central team. I was affirmed even more so this weekend how powerful, focused, strong, and driven our team is in Austin.

In previous blogs I have written about my fear of failure. This has been an area I have battled for quite some time. However, today was different. The axis, equator, universe all were in line. Maybe that is a bit over board, but you get my drift. As I was driving in my car and listening to a Dani Johnson CD something clicked. A light bulb came on in my head. I can honestly say with 100% truth that I finally believe in the talents and abilities God has blessed me with. For so long I have doubted my strengths and weaknesses and would view them as shortcomings or failures but after this weekend I see things so differently.

The regional qualifier not only was an amazing event where athletes got to perform at their highest potential, but we were also pushed to physical and mental barriers that we have not been to in a while or ever before. I even surprised myself on how I did at Hell's Half Acre. I threw up 105lbs over my head on the 1st WOD more efficiently and stronger than I ever have before. Chest-to-bar pullups were in the 2nd WOD. 50 to be exact. I had never hit my chest to the bar on a pull-up until Saturday and I did it 43 times. Woohooo!!! Then on the final WOD I went out with a bang and finished strong. I was so proud of myself. This weekend allowed me to push pass my fears and to see the strength that is inside of me. I love how CrossFit gets individuals SIC FIT but also changes their lives.

No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.
- Elbert Hubbard


  1. Oh, Megan! I'm SO proud of you! And so fortunate to have you in my life. You have a true heart, determined mind, AND a strong body. Congratulations on getting your chest to the bar -- and for fighting the good fight.

    Love to you, lady!

  2. Yea! You should definitely be proud of yourself. You accomplished not only a major physical feat, but a huge mental one too. That is big... Thanks for your support and positive energy at the gym :)
    big love,
    Katherine G.

  3. Megan! That's awesome that you broke through a barrier of belief in yourself, and a barrier of chest-to-bar pullups! What a badass. -Lyssa

  4. Probably the most emotional experience I had this weekend was watching and cheering you on in the 2nd WOD on Saturday. Words honestly cannot express how proud I am of you!!! You show me every day what it means to have mental toughness. I am so amazed and so motivated by you every single day! Love you dearly ShowoutCrossFitGoddess!!! LET THAT LIGHT SHINE BRIGHTLY, YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!

  5. Thank you out to each of you for the encouragement!! You guys rock!! Great things ahead for all of us.