Rita Benavidez’s Blog

Kinda Famous!!!! NOT!!!!
July 5, 2012, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Fitness, Workout log

So last week I got to chill at CrossFit HQ with my honey Bryant Pangelinan. Basically we got to meet the guys behind everything that is CrossFit! They are a bunch of cool dudes and they really know their stuff. Jackie Perez and a couple other awesome girls and myself all got to be a part of a project they were putting together! When I get the material I’ll be sure to put it up on my blog so you all can see what we were up to.

Also, if you are going to the CrossFit Games next week and happen to spot me stop by and give Bry and I a quick hello! I’d love to take a picture with all my interweb buddies! I’m stoked, Carson is going to be a nice mini vacation for me. I’m praying to come back home with a tan and being super pumped after watching all of the amazing athletes who will be competing this year!

For those of you not going to the Games this year check it out live on ESPN3. For more news on the Games check out the CF Games webpage here.

Some time has passed since Regionals and I’ve been finding it a bit difficult to motivate myself for anything other than weightlifting. My CrossFit is suffering a bit. Yet when I catch some of the Olympic trials it pumps me up.My goals for this month are to get at least four CrossFit workouts done a week on top of all my weightlifting as well as my jiu jitsu training, and I’m hoping to throw some running in there somehow!

More videos to come, stay posted!


Beat Up Fran
March 24, 2011, 3:31 pm
Filed under: Fitness, food, Paleo, Workout log

For those of you in the CrossFit cult you know what Fran is how much of a bitch she can be. I usually ace around 7minutes when I do her, but I finally pushed out a 4:49 and boy was that dumb. That workout wrecks your entire body rendering you unable to fend for yourself. Fran usually leaves you disoriented and writhing in pain, wishing your arms would fall off, and is accompanied by a cough, the intense feeling of needing to vomit and shit. Not the best feeling in the world.


In other news the weather in Northern California has been wet and windy. We’ve had tornado warnings, highways closing due to snowfall, and some flooding. Woot. And rumor has it that those of us living on and around the San Andreas fault will get shaken up in the near future! Get your first aid and survival kits together, better over prepared than not prepared!

Glad its Over
February 20, 2011, 3:12 pm
Filed under: Fitness, food, Stuff, Workout log

The Courage Games was definitely an experience. And once you overlooked the rain and the deafening pain of your hands and feet as they froze it was even fun. Don’t hate me for speaking up, but the judges were definitely not on the same page. They gave poor movers an unfair advantage over people who met movement standards. This is not the fault of the athlete of course, nor is it really the fault of the judges. It really comes down to the organizers and how it is their responsibility to hold everyone to the same standards. We see similar discrepancies in any CrossFit Competition, however, this was the worst I have yet seen. The reason this bothers me is because the outcome could have been different. However I feel like everyone took something from this event. Also, I feel that everyone left with a handful of new friendships. The first workout was fun. The second one made me cry for mommy, and the last one was a blast, but overall I’m glad its over.

Individual WOD #1:
a) 1.3 mile run
b) Ground to Overhead procession
Women – 65#, 75#, 85#, 95#, 105#, 115#, 125#, 135#

Individual WOD #2
10 KB Swings 53#/35#
40 Air Squats
20 KB Swings 53#/35#
30 Push Ups (hands off deck)
30 KB Swings 53#/35#
20 Burpees

Individual WOD #3
15 Deadlifts 275#/185#
10 Barrier Hurdles
30 Double Unders
20 meters out and back Overhead Lunge 45#/25#
Transfer your bar (275#/185#) 20 meters (anyhow)
20 Deadlifts 225#/135#
Sprint to Barrier
8 Barrier Hurdles
30 Double Unders

I think I’ll be getting sick. I think a full day of shivering left my immune system pissed off at me. Lesson learned, maybe think twice about doing a outdoor competition in the middle of Winter. I don’t care what the groundhog said this year, it is Winter still.