Forth Valley Throwdown is over

Hi my dears! Since I was a bad blogger yesterday and didn’t mange to get a post up I’m now getting two posts up today.

In the evening yesterday it was time to do the final FVTD qualifier. After two rounds of qualifiers Lindsey I are consistent and are holding tight to our position on the leaderboard, yes we’re still 26th. I think that’s quite impressive 😛 I’m glad we redid our WOD last week so we had a better score to submit otherwise we would’ve gone further down on the board.

This week we only had yesterday to do the WOD so it was then or never basically. I wasn’t feeling to excited about this WOD, 150 synchronised wall balls with a 6kg with your partner and if you dropped the ball or wanted rest you first had to do 20 single unders or double unders (jump ropes). There was no time cap so you just suffer though it until you were done 😛

We were three teams doing the WOD and Lindsey and I were the first to go. At first it felt a bit silly because we were going for a way lower target than we usually do. However, after the first thirty you started to get very tired. We pushed through but staying in sync was tough and the single unders got tougher as your body started getting tired. We push through and we were very happy with our time in the end (and to just had it over and done with). I really wouldn’t want to redo that WOD haha. One time is enough and Lindsey and I both know we are not going to the final anyway so it’s all good. Okay, the stubborn person in me would probably want to do it again if we had more time (let’s be honest) but we don’t this week.

So now we’ve done our part and I’m looking forward to next week when they’re releasing the final scores. Even though we’re not going through to the final I’ll try my best to go and watch it if any of the other teams go through from our gym. It’s always a good time!

I’m so happy I signed up for this competition. I’ve learnt so much about myself and what I’m capable of. You really have to dig deep to do those extra reps or save those extra seconds. Every rep and every second counts on the leaderboard. I’ve also made an incredible friend, Lindsey. Someone who without this gym I would’ve never met. She’s a true superwoman, full time job, two kids and is an absolute machine in the gym. I hope I’ll be like her the day I have to juggle kids, work and training. We’ve had so much fun together. I love how at G5 your age or what you do doesn’t matter. We’re all just people there to push for our goals.

Now when I’ve gotten my first qualifiers out of the way I’m slightly tempted to do another one. We’ll see when the time’s right next. If you’re considering signing up for a competition I would say just do it. You have nothing to loose and so much to gain. At the end of the day, it’s to push yourself. Don’t worry about failing, think of how much you’ll grow for doing something that intimidates or scares you. You’ll miss out on so much more if you don’t try.

This morning I got up at quarter past five to get to the 6am at G5. I’ve never been up to train that early before. I’m a morning person but that just felt too early when I woke up. I know it’s just a matter of getting used to it. I used to hate getting up before seven and now I don’t mind it at all.

Anyway, I managed to get out of bed and Lindsey was a star and picked me up on her way since the underground doesn’t go that early in the morning. It felt amazing being up so early and training. Especially now when it’s so bright outside at that time. To our horror, part of the warm up was wall balls. We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry haha. Luckily it was nowhere near of 150! The workout was great and I got back home just after 7am to have my big breakfast. You feel so good about yourself when you’ve had an early start and gotten your workout out of the way so I’ll probably start going to the earlier classes a bit more since Lindsey has said she can give me a lift.

Now it’s soon time to head over to O2 ABC to see Gavin Degraw live with Jamie!! It was part of his birthday present from me. We both love his songs so when I saw that he was coming I knew I had to get us tickets. I’ve seen him once before live back home in Stockholm and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. This is his acoustic tour and I think it’s going to be magical.

Speak soon my lovelies!

M xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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