Crossfit: A Sport Without Borders


As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been in Mexico for 10 days now for work. There’s a gym here and I’ve done some running/free weights/push-ups, but I really missed my bike (hard to solve) and crossfit (a more mobile activity). So, I looked up a crossfit gym and hoped to make it one night.

So last night, since I got back to my hotel before 7 for once, I grabbed a taxi over to this gym and prayed someone spoke English. Lo and behold – the coaches did! And my lucky day.. Thy were doing “Angie.”

Angie
For time
100 pull-ups
100 push-ups
100 sit-ups
100 air squats

My first time ever doing this workout and I’m in a box in another country. I decided to at least try doing it Rx and had a thin band on the side as back up. Turns out I didn’t need it! I complete all pull-ups unassisted :D Not only that, I was the only girl in the gym to not use a band. The coaches even asked me afterwards – “When did you start doing pull-ups without a band? We can’t get any of our girls off of them.” I explained that my coaches are mean and simply take it away after a bit ;)

All in all I had a great time, and I think I represented Texas well! They encouraged me to come back for the time before I leave, but 200 pesos per drop in isn’t exactly cheap (not like it’s any cheaper in the US, but I am already paying for my box back home and I have a free fitness center here in my hotel). But I’m so glad I got to experience Crossfit in Mexico – crossfit is one of those things without a nationality. Oh, and I got a t-shirt too ;)

Buenos noches!

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