This week’s throwback Thursday compares my very first weightlifting meet and my recent Pan American Masters meet.  In the first video, the weight I was lifting was 60kg and I personally weighed in at 88kg.  The second video I was lifting 90kg, weighed in at 74.9kg, and  I broke six records and won gold.   Notice the “technique” in the first video compared to the second.  When I say to you all that we all start somewhere, I truly mean that statement.   In the first video I had just come out of some of life’s most challenging experiences.  CrossFit and weightlifting gave me something to focus on that was positive and uplifting.  To say it changed me is an understatement.   SIDE NOTE:  I left the audio on so you could hear the people cheering for me just as much when I was on the bottom as when I was winning a gold.  We all need people like this in our lives!  



Thursday’s WOD:


Snatch Deadlift: 5×2 increasing


4 Rounds

8 Hang Squat Cleans TO Thruster (Rx: 43kg/30kg  Rx+: 50kg/35kg)

200m Run

**Scale the weight as needed.

Categories: CFSL BLOG


Stewie · October 15, 2014 at 11:36 pm

That’s awesome Ruth! Killin it….

Alow. · October 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

Golden medal!

sabrina · October 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm

You inspire me!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Xo

Fawn · October 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Thanks for sharing. It’s nice to see that even the strong started somewhere. 🙂 <3

rayna · October 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm

#girlcrush! wish i met you earlier in life, along with all the other lovely lady lifters i’ve met at CFSL.

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