It really hard to believe that a week ago the Reebok Western Regional crossfit games were kicking off in Portland. It has been such a whirlwind week! Anyone else feel like this week went flying by? My experience at the games was nothing short of awesome. I had a great time working the Quest booth, catching some of the competition and connecting with some really awesome people. As I mentioned last week, I had no idea what to expect. I was surrounded by a bunch of fitness fans, muscle, and some really amazing athletes all weekend. I learned a lot about Crossfit too. I like to compare the games to the Boston Marathon. At Boston, these are some elite runners, qualifying to run that marathon is not for the faint of heart. Same goes with the Crossfit games. The event was Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and all athletes competed every day. There was a team competition as well as individual competition. Some of the WODs (workouts) they were doing were very hard. We are talking rope climbs, handstand push ups, olympic lifts and pull ups. So much upper body strength (hence why I was surrounded by so much muscle). 😀It was great to watch the competition and be in that environment all weekend. It was also a lot of fun introducing the amazing Quest products to so many people. I love Quest not only because they make quality stuff, but also because they are a quality company. They do what is best for their customers and for their employees, and they will not sacrifice the on quality. Their products are made with the best ingredients. I know I’m gushing, but I was reminded of this over the weekend. I’m so proud to be a part of Quest! 🙂
We met so many awesome spectators and athletes at the booth. Some were new to Quest & others were diehard Quest fans, like our friends from the Crossfit Brio team.
We worked really hard this weekend and the days were long, but we also had a lot of fun. I got a few workouts in, including a nice run on the Portland waterfront. We also discovered the most amazing sushi place in Portland. They had such an extensive gluten free menu, I wanted to order everything. I had gluten free tempura (OMG) and a dragon roll that was to die for! I have never eaten sushi at a place with so many gluten free options.
As usual, Portland was so much fun. I wish I had more time to explore, but that just means I have to go visit again soon. The experience at the games makes me that much more eager to give Crossfit a try. I found a box in Seattle that I am going to take the beginners class at. I’ll be sure to report back and let you know how it goes!
What plans do you have for Memorial Day??