Friday Nov 15th 2013
"Mom" before CrossFit
"Mom" after 1 year of CrossFit
Just before my 62nd birthday I took a long look at myself and didn’t like what I saw. I had several surgeries to fuse the vertebrae in my neck and lower back. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and bulging discs this summer. That’s all good reason to push for a stronger body.
October 22, 2012 was my first CrossFit work out. 2 RFT: 5 burpees, 10 box jumps (onto a 55# plate), 15 air squats, and 300m row. My time was 10:13 and it was hard! I was 62 year old, I weighed 151 and I was a size 14.
One year after CrossFit I am able to run 2 miles for the first time in my life. I compete with myself and it feels good when I have a better time or can lift more. I have surprised myself a lot in this last year. I will always have the back problems that will never get better. But I’m determined to keep my muscles strong.
My weight is down to 140, I wear a size 8, my cholesterol is under control, and my blood pressure is like a teenagers! So just because you are getting older or have disabilities does NOT mean that you are over the hill. You CAN DO CrossFit. I am looking forward to what the next year brings. Hope to see you there.
Alice Harvey aka “Mom”
HAPPY 63rd BIRTHDAY MOM
5-5-5-5-5 climbing (Get heavier as you go)
10-20-30-40-50-40-30-20-10 unbroken reps of
rest as needed between sets. If you miss during set you must restart that set over
rest the same amount of time it took you to run the 400
Posted on Fri, November 15, 2013
by Lee Kelly