Athlete Journal: Ruth Anderson Horrell, Entry 7 – 4/25/2013

Training is getting intense as Regionals approach, but I’m taking two rest days each week which allows for more intensity.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to the athlete journal of Ruth Anderson Horrell, which will be posted every Wednesday. Hailing from New Zealand, Ruth competed in the 2011 and 2012 CrossFit Games and hopes to do the same in 2013. Check in every week to follow all the ups and downs of Ruth’s training for the 2013 CrossFit Games.

Athlete Journal Entry 7 – 4/25/2013

The CrossFit Games Regionals are approaching quickly now, which is really exciting. Training has been intense, and specific to my needs. I continue to focus on working the areas where I struggle, but also get to do a lot of fun cardio stuff.

This week, I have hit some really technical heavy workouts, some nice long Hero workouts, and some short sprint stuff like Elizabeth, along with old-fashioned sprints.

I’m resting two days a week, which is really upping my intensity and energy levels and has also given my shoulders some much needed recovery.

This week has not been without its challenges, and I’ve had to work very hard to remind myself that I’m not striving for perfection but to be the best I can be. I’m so fortunate to have good health, and all the support in the world of the good people around me.

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