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I’ve been really enjoying capturing some photos from the competition workouts over the last 5 weeks. Here are two of my fave that truly sum up why I love my Crossfit family and what Crossfit stands for.

Mother and Daughter, after completing a workout together in competition.

Strong women. May we be them; may we raise them

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And the teamwork. Everyone is in it together, every step of the way.

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Crossfit

When I talk about the gym, I often get asked what is Crossfit or what’s so good about it?

It’s hard to describe what it actually is. I suppose, in essence, it is a mix of functional fitness and olympic lifting. It’s always different, and no matter how good you may think you are at a certain movement, it’s aways bloody hard. I can’t tell you how much I hate the gymnastics rig – pull ups, toes to bar, chest to bar, blah blah blah…

But what I love is watching everyone, and how everyone has their own thing. I’m good at olympic lifting, but crap at pull ups; you’re good at gymnastics, but struggle with your mobility in the bottom of a squat. It’s so cool to see everyone smashing their own goals, whether it be a beginner learning to clean, or a veteran cross fitter getting their first muscle up. I love it.

But what I love most is the camaraderie, the support, the teamwork, the vibes. Everyone is so bloody friendly, so supportive and your personal victory becomes a victory for the box. It’s addicting, and really is a big family. I’m so glad to have found a box in the Outback that I’m loving being apart of, that has reignited my spark to train. Full credit to the owners, coaches & members – you’re all awesome

Hopefully these pictures sum it up…

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Uluru Sunrises, and coffee.

Pretty much every time we looked at the rock, it was a different colour. Quite stunning.

Below: Sunrise 7 March 2018 from the viewing platform at the campground – some 20kms away from the rock. And don’t forget the coffee, darling.

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Below: Sunrise 8 March 2018 from the ‘bus sunrise lookout point’ on the road towards Uluru.

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Cheers, darling

7 March, 2018

Sunset with champagne & canapés overlooking Ularu. Does it get much better?

This was then followed by ‘Field of Light’ – a light instillation by Bruno Munro, with over 50,000 solar lights at the base of Uluru.

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Kata Tjuta

7 March, 2018

Some photos from my walk at Kata Tjuta today. A combination of both iPhone & SLR photographs.

How stunning is this place. I didn’t even know it was there – Uluru gets all the attention, but this was pretty spectacular – particularly being able to walk through it (you can only walk around Uluru as it’s just one rock; Kata Tjuta means ‘many heads’).

 

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Above: Kata Tjuta from the viewing platform on the road.

Below: Outback roads

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Below: We did the “Valley of the Winds” walk. Incredible views. I’ve included some photos of me, and other tourists, to add some perspective on size – these rock formations are HUGE. I did the walk with a work colleague – that’s us in the photo at the lookout.

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Above: Even the ground was amazing!

Below: It was pretty warm – we did the walk from about 1pm – 3pm, although it was quite pleasant compared to the 40+ degree days we’ve had for the past few weeks. Check out the hot weather warning sign. Thankfully, there were ‘Kupi’ drinking water stations along the walk.

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