Just got back home from my weekend adventure...stayed in Asheville NC with my buddy who came along with me to Salisbury for the competition(Asheville is a nice little town if you're ever nearby, kind of reminds me of Athens but with mountains.)
As for the competition, no podium finish for me although I had a hell of a fun time and learned a lot. I failed on the second stone after getting it to the lip of the platform, which was disappointing for me. This was my second time ever lifting stones though so I know my technique was terrible and I was mostly just muscling them up. There is no gym replacement for stone lifting, I've learned that now. Next order of business is to seriously get busy finding a place to train with implements.
I did excellent on the fingal fingers, probably my best event of the day. I had the best time in my weight class with 23 seconds and some change....not bad for a first ever go at this event. Farmer's walk was a sprint, but the turn was way too wide(you were right, Nails) and what would have been an excellent time turned into fourth place real quick. Tire flip was rather easy, but as such everyone was in the running for it and the top times were really close. I was three seconds or so out of first in my class. Bus pull was also another event where a lot of people were in the running for first. My time was horribly mediocre since it took me a couple extra seconds to get going. I need to work on leaning forward more at the start to get my legs into it better.
All in all it was a great learning experience, and all the competitors were super nice and despite the length of the day(the event started at 11am and ended about 6) it was really fun. I have a new obsession now...this is a great sport.
I got my eye on you, Julian...I'm watching you like a shit-hawk.
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