What do you get when you put a group of REX athletes and spectators in Sydney? A trip of a life time! For those of you who were not lucky enough to come on our trip to Sydney for the Reebok CrossFit Regional Games, you missed one hell of a trip, a trip where we discovered Brandon’s planking skills, G’s music knowledge, Ange’s love of Krispy Kreme’s and Brian’s dislike of cardigans!
For most of you none of this will make any sense, but here is the insight into the REX Regional experience.
Many of you will have heard the number 7 screamed around the gym since we got back, so did the whole hotel when Brian and G went up and down the elevators and the hallways yelling it. Apparently it’s our lucky number now. This was the time we were meeting for breakfast Friday morning so we could make it to the Games by 8.30….. Or so we hoped… Due to our limited knowledge of how to get to Olympic Stadium and G’s fantastic direction giving, we arrived at the stadium less than 20 minutes before our first workout. You would think this would have put a dampener on our spirits but somehow we were pumped and ready to go.
Now believe it or not, our bus rides actually became one of our favourite parts of the trip, we learnt that Brandon prefers Hungry Jacks over McDonalds because “the burgers are better at Hungry Jacks”, that there are shops in Sydney that specialise in removing head lice (apparently the Police frown upon you standing on the road to get a handstand photo in front of it) and that you should never take G and Brian to a club because they will insist on imitating peoples dancing…. While driving. The bus rides led to many drive by handstands and planks (including planks on giant shoes). BUT YOU SHOULD NEVER PLANK BECAUSE “THAT’S HOW PEOPLE DIE” right Brandon! The night’s were great with lots of food (including raw fish- sorry Ange) and lots of drinks (BONDIII). But it turns out that, we’re not great with directions out of the bus either, we learnt this after an hour or so walk around Parramatta.
There are some things that we just can’t explain so for those of you who were there here are some things we’ll never forget, Hooters, Rug Lovers, “START THE CAR!!”, the sprinkler, “get some nuts”, YMCA, getting left in the rain, “that’s how we roll”, Brandon’s cramp and of course our beloved SEVEN!!
A huge thank you to everyone who came over, you guys made the trip what it was! We can’t wait for next year and we hope that the trip will be just as good!
Brian - Trainer REX
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