Rita Benavidez’s Blog

This Ol’ Blog
September 20, 2011, 3:24 pm
Filed under: Stuff

I just would like to send thanks to all of you people who check up on me to see if my lazy self has taken the time to relearn English and post on this ol’ blog. I keep saying to myself that I should get on the ball and post at least once a week. Part of my issue is I do not have Photoshop on this computer and I like to make my photos edgy so that you guys think I’m awesome. Another issue is I don’t really have any video editing software to make really compelling videos for you guys to watch. I would hate to bore you. And lastly I don’t really have very many people checking this place out unless reddit or some other web phenomenon decides to post a picture of me doing a really light bench press or something.

I’m not too sure if people find me interesting?! So my goal is to post once a week, I’m thinking Tuesday nights to start. Also, I’m gonna work on that Photoshop video editing software thing. I dare myself to accept this challenge. I also dare you, the reader, to give a sh*t about what I have to say. I’m actually kind of excited!

The photo is of a women’s CrossFit competition I did. I came in 21 out of 100 with only two weeks of training after being out for two months. The next FemmeFit is expected around January/February 2012, that’s my new motivation as well as the 2012 CF Sectionals. Cheer me on guys!

Femme Fit 2011 from Kaleidoscope Creative on Vimeo.


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.