A little Horrible Hundred 2016 recap that my friend Carmen and I did last weekend!
We are the champions my friend, and we’ll keep on fighting…just kidding, I won’t be that obnoxious. But my friend and I did complete in The Horrible Hundred a week ago and won! It was so fun I decided I would give a little recap!
I found out about The Horrible Hundred from one of my friends at Crush. When she was telling me about it I was interested, but wasn’t completely persuaded. But then she mentioned the winners get $1000 in cash. WAIT WHAT?! Cash? You now have my attention. I told my friend about it later and we decided we should do it. My friend Carmen is also crazy competitive, like me, so I figured we would be the perfect match. And she is a killer athlete.
Here is how it works. The competition was a partner competition. You and your partner complete 10 different stations of 100 reps of a certain movement. The movements were slowly released as competition day got closer. My friend at Crush did tell me it started and ended with a 100 yard dash and lunges were going to be in there. Carmen and I both do CrossFit on the regular, so we figured we would be in pretty good shape for most the movements.
Two weeks before the competition all the movements were released. Not going to lie, we were a little bummed. They were a little basic. For example jumping jacks. Not there is anything wrong with jumping jacks, but if I am paying money for a competition, I want it to be worth my wild. Oh well, there was nothing we could do. We did practice a week before and figured out how we were going to split up the reps. Here is how the movements were laid out:
- Sprint: Sprint 100 yards.
- Push-Ups: Chest to ground, hand release. Women may go from the knees.
- Lunges: Forward lung only, alternate legs – only the right leg counts, your knee must touch the ground, and you must come to full extension at the top (so 200 total per partnerships)
- Jumping Jacks: Hands must clap at your side and above your head
- 10×10 Shuttle runs: Each person must run 10 shuttles.
- High Plank Shoulder Touches: You must be in high plank (no down dog or knees). Alternate hands – only your left hand touching your right shoulder counts (so 200 total per partnership)
- KB Swings: Women’s weight (36lbs) Men’s weight (54lbs). Eye level swings hitting your judges hand for each rep, arms straight
- Sit-Ups: Your feet must remain on the ground behind the line. On the way down to the ground you must reach full extension with your hands behind your head – hands and shoulder blades touching the ground. On your way up, your hands must touch the line in front of your feet
- Burpees: Chest to ground, jump over the line in front of you (not next to you) and back
- Sprint: Final sprint. One person must carry the other.
As you can see, it wasn’t anything too crazy for us. Girls could even do push-ups from their knees. We never do them that way, but since you weren’t penalized for them, we were going to do them with all that cash on the line. We are also used to swinging 53lbs overhead for kettle bell swings. The surprise that we found out that morning was one person had to carry the over on the final sprint. Carmen is used to picking up her husband (who is 6’5″) and said I felt like a feather compared to him haha!
Overall it was a super fun competition! We placed first in our heat with a time of 18:00. We watched the second heat of girl/girl partnerships and beat them by a solid 2 minutes, so we kinda knew we had won the all female division. We also found out that we had the fastest overall time, beating the all guy division and the guy/girl division. CRUSHED IT! The awards were given out at a local bar down the road 2 hours later. Turns out the winnings wasn’t just cash. It was $1000 in cash and prizes. So we got a bunch of cool stuff and then $50 cash. Carmen and I were kinda bummed; we had already planned what we were going to buy with our $500 each haha. But we did get some cool swag like a book bag, watch, water bottle, an entry to a half marathon, a Lululemon gift card, and some other good stuff. More stuff than I had that before the comp. I am super happy we did it and got to showcase not only our fitness, but represent CrossFit City Limits to a lot of fitness folk in the city. I will just have to wait a little longer to purchase new running shoes 😉